It’s Time for a ‘People’s State of the Union’

Townhall | 1/18/2019 | Staff
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Two questions lead straight to an answer on the State of the Union standoff:

First, does a House Speaker have the right to ban a president from the House gallery? It would seem so.

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Second, what has been the setting for some of President Trump’s most rousing and riveting connective moments? That would be at large rallies.

Boom. Problem solved.

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State of the Union addresses have become predictable yawners for most except the political junkie community. It may be that the government shutdown has helped us realize that we’ll manage just fine with a written report, as was the habit for most of our nation’s first century.

But for this year, with the government shutdown battle lines drawn, Nancy Pelosi’s snub of Trump creates an opportunity that should not be missed. If the House will not have him, he should walk into the glorious environment that fueled his campaign and has enlivened his presidency: a stadium filled with thousands of cheering Americans.

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If it can be logistically assembled by January 29, that date should feature the first-ever People’s State of the Union.

This moment of riveting political theater would be a study in contrasts. The usual State of the Union is delivered to the most exclusive of audiences; this one would be for all comers. As the president speaks, the norm is for roughly half of the room to applaud while the other half sits lifelessly; this crowd would roar with approval throughout. And usually, the State of the Union is a predictable litany of dry policy ideas mixed with well-worn platitudes. The People’s State of the Union would likely feature a blistering, relentless indictment of the Democrat Party’s failure to protect our borders.

What’s not to love?

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