(National Sentinel) Political violence: At the nation’s founding there were Federalists – those who believed in a stronger central government – and the anti-Federalists, who believed states should wield more power over their own destiny. In the end the Federalists won, but the idea of “states rights” has never subsided.
Today we have a political division of another type that is just as explosive and is dividing the nation along irreconcilable ideological lines: The Marxist, socialist Left, which is harbored by the Democratic Party; and the constitutional Right, which is largely in the purview – but not exclusively – of the Republican Party.
Nowhere is this divide playing out more publicly than all of the Alt-Left violence that is being routinely leveled against Republicans and conservatives – violence that, if it doesn’t subside and soon, will invite a very violent backlash.
As noted by The Daily Caller, this anti-Republicanism is becoming the “new normal”:
In one of the most recent incidents, police in Tennessee charged a woman with felony reckless endangerment on Thursday for allegedly trying to run Republican Congressman David Kustoff off the road after a town hall. The woman, Wendi Wright, was reportedly enraged over Kustoff’s support for the American Health Care Act and screamed at the congressman and his aide, striking his car windows and reaching inside the vehicle.
The same day that Tennessee police charged Wright for reckless endangerment, police in North Dakota escorted an enraged man from another town hall after he became physical with Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer over his support for the GOP Obamacare replacement. “Will the rich benefit from, if the health care is destroyed, do the rich get a tax break? Yes or no?” the man shouted, before shoving cash down the congressman’s collar. “There you go, take it.”
To be sure, the Alt-Left is stoking and provoking this outrageous behavior, as an article at the far-Left Huffington Post that went viral indicates.
The article showed “how to really turn up the heat on elected officials.” Its author, Michaelangelo Signorile, called on protesters to harass Republicans at dinner, when they’re out shopping and even at home. Societal norms for the basic levels of decency one should afford political opponents, Signorile argued, no longer apply to liberals, The Daily Signal reported.
“It’s time to move beyond polite protests within specified boundaries. It’s time to escalate the expression of our outrage and our anger in a massive way,” he wrote.
Starting today and from here on, no elected official ― certainly those in the GOP defending and supporting Trump on a variety of issues, for example ― should be able to sit down for a nice, quiet lunch or dinner in a Washington, DC eatery or even in their own homes. They should be hounded by protestors everywhere, especially in public ― in restaurants, in shopping centers, in their districts, and yes, on the public property outside their homes and apartments, in Washington and back in their home states.
The article had been shared more than 29,000 times.
This is more than outrageous, it’s a dangerous, reckless incitement of violence that, frankly, ought to be handled as a criminal act. Because here’s what’s going to happen: Impressionable idiot Leftists, empowered by degenerates like Signorile, will take his advice while he remains cowardly aloof, and someone, somewhere, and at some point, is going to be seriously hurt, maybe even killed. At that point all bets are off, and Leftists will not only see resistance, but they are likely to be met with superior violence when they show up to disrupt Republicans.
This will not end well, which is precisely what the #nevertrump Alt-Left wants, because they think they can ‘win,’ insofar as victory is defined by regaining political power. They’re mistaken.
And by the way, speaking of always remaining aloof from scandal he helped create, where is Obama? Why isn’t he speaking out against this Left-wing violence?
You probably already know the answer to that.