On Brandon, and whether or not he should go

MINOT, N.D. — I don’t need to fill you in on the “Let’s go Brandon” chants or what they’re “code” for.

The debate they’ve engendered is whether or not they should be allowed, and the answer to that is of course they should. If we can’t insult our President, then we aren’t the country we aspire to be.

Enacting reprisals against people who insult Dear Leader, be it through official government channels or the actions of social media posses out for revenge, is the stuff of authoritarian regimes and the cults of personality they cultivate around their heads of state.

We live in America, not North Korea.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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