BLM leader: “If this country doesn't give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it”

Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome spoke to Fox News’ Martha McCallum in a wide ranging, and pointed interview.

The Marc Cox Morning Show
June 25, 2020 - 7:17 am

Hawk Newsome, president of Greater New York Black Lives Matter, joined FOX News' Martha McCallum to discuss the ultimate goal of the movement, saying, 'If this country doesn't give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it."

That set off a wider ranging discussion on 97.1 Talk about the "uncomfortable" and "hostile" interview and what it means for society.

For the background, WATCH Newsome's comments to McCallum here:

Dr. Randy Tobler weighed in on the possibility of violent revolution, saying, "We can say there's a potential problem among some policemen or some policies in some departments without burning the country down and thinking somehow you should get away with it." He added that political correctness has infiltrated into previously common sense, reasonable, First Amendment-loving America.

“I am appalled, I am astounded ... I won’t be a part of it,” he said, adding that political correctness is ripping society apart.

Senator Jim Talent also weighed in, wondering if we should be giving in to demands made by unelected officials. What about the voices of Americans?

"I'm opposed to that. When demonstration and protest -- which are perfectly reasonable, in fact, pretty normal parts of the process -- cross the line to violence, they go too far. And at that point, they need to be stopped, and as early as possible. You've got to move in quickly. We didn't so we've had a wave of it," Talent said.

"Why does he get to decide what the country should do? They want to rule us, through that fashion," Talent said, adding, "No, you don't get to decide. It's a very fundamental principle ... The only just government is one that rules with the consent of the governed."

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