While Keith Ellison, a former Nation of Islam bigot with a long history of anti-Semitism, remains in the lead to head the Dems, Mike Pence and Governor Greitens came down to help clean up a vandalized Jewish cemetery. It's a moment that reminds you of what true decency is.
The Vice President condemned the vandalism, but he was making a larger point.
It has been inspiring to people all across this country to see the people of Missouri rally around the Jewish community with compassion. You have inspired this nation with your kindness and your generosity.
Three days ago my wife and daughter and I were overseas. We saw first hand what happens when hatred runs rampant in a society. We were near Munich Germany where we visited where the first Nazi concentration camps were constructed. We were accompanied by a survivor of Dachau. A 93-year-old man who said he arrived there as a 17-year-old boy. He told us of his hellish life as we walked through that memorial. He toiled as a slave while others around him were taken away one by one to never return. By the grace of God he survived.
Before he left, he spoke words that touched my heart, and I'll always carry with me throughout my life. They resonate with me today. He spoke of his hellish existence in the waning days of the war. He looked up at me with a smile and said, 'Then the Americans came.'
He spoke of the kindness of the American soldiers that liberated that camp. He pointed a finger at me and said, 'When you go back you thank every one of those soldiers for what they did. Will you join me in applause for every man and woman who has worn the uniform of the United States of America.'"
Anti-Semitism is becoming more normalized. The radical left now pretends to opportunistically care about it, except when it comes from its own ranks or from Muslims.
The same leftists expressing outrage would fall silent in a moment if it turned out that the perpetrators were Muslims. Worse still, they would, make excuses for them, as was the case with previous Muslim terror plots against synagogues. Mike Pence reminds us of what America is at its best. He reminds us of the power of our goodness. And these things, when we remember them, can give us power over evil.