There was a time when Americans of every political stripe would proclaim proudly: I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
That time has disappeared, as the American Democratic left is now in full mob form to shut down free speech on campuses, on social media, on websites, in restaurants, at baseball diamonds, while mowing the lawn or while actually trying to hold a political rally.
This assault on American ideals is as un-American as they come.
Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife were hunted down at a Washington, D.C. restaurant by violent leftist mob bullies that Democrats have defended and lauded, who screamed in their faces until they were forced to leave.
“No—you can’t eat in peace…Your votes are a death wish. Your votes are hate crimes,” the group said in a statement, then tweeted: “You are not safe. We will find you.”
Leftist Democrat mob bullies have done the same thing to Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, to Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, to White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller, to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi many others. All Trump administration officials are targets and many for the first time require security in public and at home.
Leftist Democrat mob bullies do the same things to conservatives on college campuses and kids wearing Trump hats in a burger joint and black conservative Candace Owens at breakfast and on and on, crushing American ideals on their jackbooted march.
Gov. Rick Scott, Congressman Ron DeSantis, and even Vern Buchanan and others have to keep their schedules secret until the last minute and hire a lot of extra security for every event. Because dangerous screaming leftist Democrat mobs show up at every event to disrupt and shout down. Even then, some have to be cancelled because the pitchfork mob is screaming at the gates.
Recall that a deranged Democrat Bernie Sanders supporter who thankfully was a terrible shot, tried to kill Republican congressmen at a baseball practice. Majority Whip Steve Scalise was seriously injured in the attack. Recall that Senator Rand Paul was attacked by his liberal Democrat neighbor while he was mowing the yard and ended up in the hospital with major injuries.
A Houston restaurant owner had to apologize amid a backlash of violent threats from the leftist Democrat mob after posting a smiling photo of himself with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He also shut down all his social media accounts. Just recently, a leftist Democrat was arrested after attempting to stab Republican congressional candidate Randy Peters with a switchblade in Castro Valley, CA. Arsonists (presumably leftist Democrats) torched the Wyoming Republican Party headquarters. Leftist protesters stormed a GOP rally in Sarasota, Fla. in August and had to be removed by police.
There are literally hundreds more examples with linked citations for each one.
Even liberals who do not do everything the violent leftists want are in for abuse. Famously liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz said a woman at a party in Martha’s Vineyard threatened to “stab him through the heart” because while he disagrees with Trump policies, he does not support impeachment. “The Democrat Party has been taken over by radicals who have no interest in due process,” Dershowitz said, outlining the obvious. “They don’t want any dissent, they don’t want any argument.”
These are all connected to the Democratic Party and its extreme and often outlandish rhetoric — including but not limited to Rep. Maxine Waters publicly calling for this — but also making such wild claims against Trump and Republicans that the easily led and emotionally aroused are sure to respond.
This is the reality of the facts that Americans must understand. Seeing the vile depths now being plumbed by Democratic Senators in the Kavanaugh hearings (which were also disrupted by screaming leftist Democrats, invited in by Democratic Senators) it is clear the Democrat Party bears very real responsibility for this raping of American ideals.
Here’s what everyone needs to know and remember: There is no equivalent to this on the right or in the Republican Party. None. Democrats are not targeted, harassed and screamed at in public places on any regular basis, if at all. There are nuts on both sides. But there is no broad scale, organized, funded, ongoing violent harassment except from Democratic leftists toward Republicans.
Free speech is not dead. But leftist Democrat mobs are stabbing it in the back over and over.
None of this comes from Trump or is on Trump, as the train was on the tracks long before he came down the elevator. It’s just become even worse, progressing like so many leftist, socialist revolutions ultimately do.
The question is: Do Americans really want these people in charge while this un-American stench on our ideals is such an important part of their base?
Rod Thomson is an author, TV talking head and former journalist, and is Founder of The Revolutionary Act. Rod is co-host of Right Talk America With Julio and Rod on the Salem Radio Network.
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