Excuse me?

Nobody watches Fox and Friends for enlightenment. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. Obviously, some people watch for englightenment, but it surely isn’t anyone that is actually enlightened. Brian Kilmeade uttered pretty much the dumbest thing ever on the show and that is saying a great deal. You can enjoy the Seth Meyers video below. The Foxc and Friends segment is embedded inside.

For those that don’t want to go down the rabbit hole, I will summarize the brilliant comments from Kilmeade. It seems that his partner in crime was actually throwing out facts on the virus and vaccine. He admitted that 99 percent of the people currently being hospitalized for COVID were people that had not been vaccinated.

This is where Kilmeade pounced on his opportunity to offer his educated opinion. It’s not the government’s job to protect people. Yup, you heard that right. It is not their job to protect us. Somehow, I don’t remember that being the case, but it’s been a hot minute since I’ve sat through a political science class. Let’s double check.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…

Preamble to the U.S. Constitution?>

Okay, I was right. It’s right there in the preamble to the constitution. They even added promote the general welfare in case there was any confusion. So, let’s say that Kilmeade was right and that it isn’t the government’s job to protect us. Okay, why do we have a defense department? Why do we have branches of the military (including Space Force)?

Moreover, why do we have a Food and Drug Administration. Why do we have a Securities and Exchange Commission? Why do we have an EEOC? Why do we have an FCC? Why do we have a CDC? I could go on and on, but I think most Americans get the idea. Brian Kilmeade is an idiot.

His partner in crime inadvertently admitted the vaccine was effective. So, what’s the problem? Well, the problem is that Fox and Friends, other talking heads at Fox, OANN, and other conservative pundits have spent their time discrediting the vaccine even as they themselves got the vaccine. It’s a staggering example of hypocrisy that you rarely see on this grand a scale.

The goal I suppose is to make sure Joe Biden and the Democratic Congress is ultimately unsuccessful. That sentiment is normal. However, there have always been unspoken rules that both parties used to follow. Politics used to end at our shores and politics used to end when the public was in danger. You know, all the general welfare stuff.

Apparently, there are no more rules of engagement. We are fighting a vaccine we know is effective. We are fighting a 1/6 commission when we all saw a violent insurrection live on television. We are fighting the idea that everyone eligible to vote should be able to vote relatively easily. Kilmeade’s comments fit perfectly. It’s not the government’s job to do the only real job spelled out in the constitution. Makes perfect sense.

Author: sbarzilla

I have written three books about baseball including The Hall of Fame Index. I also write for thefantatasyfix.com. You can follow me on twitter @sbarzilla.

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