Tag: Anti-Trump Protests

On Bellwethers and Blinders

 

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This past November 10th, my wife and I were in a small, country diner having breakfast with our friend, a Cold War Intelligence hero. He had served under President Reagan, so we were keenly interested in knowing his thoughts on the presidential election of two days before. However, as our friend was regaling us with his analysis, something happened, a bellwether; an exceedingly unsettling one.

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Freedom of Speech, a constitutional right, includes the right to protest and have your voice heard. At what point does it cross over from spontaneity into a well-funded, organized attempt to usurp the will of the people? The New York Post is reporting a story about an organization with links to the Obama agenda, called Organizing […]

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I think Trump order regarding immigration is legal, but badly implemented. But I don’t think it will hurt him as much as people think. Consider that all those criticizing it are the same people who attacked him and his supporters before and after the election. To get on their high horse now and play the […]

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    The following is an email I sent to a liberal friend who, when I asked (innocently) what she thought of the election, gave me a very long, dreadful earful. She works in academia in a liberal state. She couldn’t go to work after the election because of a migraine, and apparently two students went […]

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I went into November 8th a Reluctant Trumpeter. The subsequent behavior of those defeated at the polls and their supporters has changed that. I am now glad and proud that I voted for Trump. My only regret is that I did not overcome my squeamishness about his style sooner. He has all the right enemies, which tells […]

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Snowflakes and Anarchists

 

shutterstock_514962364All over the country, young and old citizens are hysterical, angry, and violent following the election of Donald Trump. Even the snowflakes at colleges, who abhor any idea that they disagree with, have joined the fray. Law enforcement is calling for assertive and pre-emptive action to stop anarchist gangs who have been roaming the streets and have been hired to foment disruption and violence. People are predicting attacks on minority groups such as Jews, Arabs, LGBTs, and blacks.

The country known as the United States of America has gone mad.

One is tempted to suggest ways to deal with these groups—the snowflakes and the anarchists—to reassure the first group and discourage the latter. Unfortunately the members of the second group are paid mercenaries and since no one has suggested a way to stop their funding sources, the violence will likely continue. We could try to throw them in jail, but someone will likely bail them out.

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This is probably an unlikely forum for communicating with those currently protesting, or, in the case of Portland, full-on rioting over the fair and legal election of Donald J. Trump. But it is what I have available to me while the thoughts from a revelation I just had are still fresh. It is easy to […]

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Whatever happened to peaceful protest?  Did it die with the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King? It saddens me that each time Donald Trump has a rally somewhere, many aggressive people show up looking for a fight.  That took place again in San Jose.  People use, as an excuse, their dislike for him as a […]

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Saving the Republic from the Heckler’s Veto: The Moral Imperative to Elect Trump

 
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We know that freedom of speech is under attack in America. Whole areas of discourse are off limits in the public square; wrongthink is punished by federal or state investigation; and any attempt to puncture the illusions of the unhinged Far-Left is increasingly met by violence which — in the classical statist two-step — leads to official censorship on the grounds of public safety.

More Violence at Anti-Trump Rallies

 

From yesterday’s LA Times:

Supporters and critics of Donald Trump squared off Wednesday as the presidential candidate held a rally in Anaheim, with police making several arrests after some demonstrators threw objects at them. After Trump departed, a small group of protesters remained in the area, ignoring orders by police to disperse. One trash can was set on fire, some protesters threw rocks, and large throngs of police were trying to push the remaining demonstrators away. At least seven adults and one juvenile were arrested over the course of the day, with many taken into custody after police declared an unlawful assembly. “You can’t arrest all of us,” one woman shouted. Another group of anti-Trump demonstrators continued to linger, yelling, “Mexico! Mexico!”