• Law and Order

    Author(s):
    Adam McDuffie (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Religion, Law, History
    Item Type:
    Online publication
    Tag(s):
    Constitution, Insurrection, Donald Trump, White Supremacy
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/yrvq-qj69
    Abstract:
    Over the last several months, the Republican party and its current leader have consistently trumpeted their strong commitment to law and order. Especially during this summer’s Black Lives Matter protests (and riots), as well as in response to calls for greater oversight of and a more limited role for police forces, many Republicans, political conservatives, and the President have loudly declared their commitment to a law and order society deferential to law enforcement officers and opposed to unlawful means of protest and expressions of collective dissatisfaction with the societal status quo. Yet it is undeniable that these same politicians and pundits have displayed a somewhat flexible interpretation of what law and order means and to whom it applies. After the events of the past week, the supporters of Donald Trump confirmed what many observers already knew: the party of law and order has very little respect for either.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
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    All Rights Reserved
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