When I was a kid my mom would tell me, “Seth, be careful who you are with and where you go because if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time you will get in as much trouble as the person who did something.”
She was explaining that life isn’t fair. That sometimes you get punishments you don’t necessarily deserve. That if you are putting yourself in bad situations, bad things happen.

She was helping me confront reality.
Did Ma’Khia Bryant “deserve to die”? Maybe not. Was she a bad kid? Maybe not.

But she had a knife in her hand and was lunging at another girl in front of a police officer.
The officer’s job is to defend those in danger. Waiting to see what Ma’Khia may have done would’ve endangered the life of the other girl so unfortunately in that situation the officer had very few options.

Sometimes life costs you more than you should pay.
These situations are horrific and painful. But we need to teach our children not to put themselves in places where they could pay a price beyond what they expect. We have to help them to confront reality.
Don’t threaten another person with a deadly weapon.

Don’t resist arrest.

Don’t attempt to flee from an officer.

Don’t associate with people engaged in criminal behavior.

If you do these things, you are risking your life.

It’s dangerous.


Don’t do it
I wish more of our leaders and our media were pushing out messages that empowered young people to make better choices. To stay out of danger. To value their lives.

Thanks mom for giving it to me straight.

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Like yes, if a vote count in the Senate was 56-44 that’s a fact. Why a bill was brought to a vote or the motivations behind the vote are impossible to know.
The entire point of free speech is that you can criticize and question things, particularly the actions of government entities. The idea that we should force adherence to the official account of things is the opposite of free speech and weakens us as a country.
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These companies have proven they cannot be trusted to protect our rights.
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More: They did everything the progressives have wished for so that the insanity of their desires could be exposed and the political impact would be obvious leading to a deal where their voices are diminished.

I realize this is a pretty elaborate theory but I think it’s possible.
Setting aside the whole microphone abnormality, this comment aligns with my theory.

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There’s no way to get MAGA voters and reject Trump.
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I do think tactically there were narrative and languaging choices that worked in 2016 but hurt in 2018 and 2020.

I say that while keeping in mind he got nearly 75,000,000 votes.
Trump lost the electoral college by around 40,000 votes.

And that’s accepting the assumption that everything was above board. It wasn’t.


Trump could grow from here.

And the Trump that could get elected in 2024 won’t be a facsimile of the 2016 Trump.
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Not sure exactly what it is.

But prayers appreciated.
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Given his age and other health issues that could be difficult for him to recover from.

Thanks for the prayers.
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Thanks for your prayers.
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The Levy family is moving to Tennessee!

If you follow me then you know I’m a lifelong Floridian. I will always be proud of my Florida roots.

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We love the seasons, walking trails and going to the Smokey Mountains.

I’m blessed that I can sit anywhere and run my business so lowering my cost of living while increasing my quality of life was a no brainer.
But if I was going to move it had to be to a reliably red state that didn’t lock people down.

Tennessee checked all the boxes.

So we are on our way to Knoxville.
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