For the Left, the Issue is Never the Issue
The apparent issue is rarely the real issue.
Let me explain. As per the graphic, for the Left, the real issues are not protection of children and anti-terrorism. They are but distractions from the real issues. The real issues are suppression of dissent, erosion and ultimate elimination of constitutionally-protected civil liberties such as those guaranteed by the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments to the United States Constitution, expansion of centralized (federal) government control with concomitant violation of states' rights as guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment, not to mention the institution of an omni-invasive Sino-styled surveillance apparatus and 'social credit' register to further limit dissent, stifle liberties, and 'cancel' livelihoods.
But why do the leftists who now dominate and control the Democrat Party want these things? To insure their gaining and maintaining of power in perpetuity, to be sure. But that is only half the answer. Why do they want power? They want it not just because they exult in its exercise and increase, but because they want it to forward their agenda, which is the destruction of the American republic as she was founded to be. Barack Obama announced the goal brazenly: to fundamentally transform America, not to make needed reforms and improvements, but to transform her fundamentally. But conservatives are slow on the uptake and hobbled by their civility and other virtues. They cannot bring themselves to believe that their political opponents are political enemies who mean what they say and out for their political liquidation. They are content to talk and write and conduct seminars on cruise ships while serving as lapdogs of leftists who tolerate them so long as they remain with the do-nothing bounds of yap-and-scribble.
So when Tucker Carlson, et al., say that the leftists are out for power, that is not a good answer. After all, we of the Coalition of the Reasonable want power too. Bear in mind that power is good. (If it weren't, omnipotence would not be counted among the divine attributes.) Without power one cannot implement the good. Without power one cannot oppose the evildoer. The difference is that we want power to implement constructive ends whereas the Coalition of the Treasonable, who bow and scrape before the heads of evil regimes, who open the border during a pandemic, who empower criminals, who undermine the rule of law, who erase the historical record and erode standards, want power so as to achieve destructive ends.
Am I alleging that everyone on the Left knowingly promotes evil? No. Some leftists are fools, others are ignorant, still others are useful idiots, others still are suborned by their lust for power and profit. Trump Derangement Syndrome continues to drive many insane . Leftists are a mixed bag. But there is no moral equivalence between Left and Right any more than there was between the S.U. and the U.S.