Opinion/Analysis: Resist movement, violence are tearing America apart

The first skirmishes of a second American civil war have begun. No, this is not a metaphorical analogy to that bloody conflict that killed approximately 620,000 Americans. It is an objective statement of the reality in America. Since the election of 2016, the left has gone crazy. Their version of the Tea Party is called “Resistance” and the spearhead of that is a loosely formed terrorist group called “Antifa.” Antifa is short for Anti-Fascist. The irony of their name is not lost on those who actually know history, as their tactics are straight from the fascist playbook. In the last few months, these groups have repeatedly disrupted peaceful pro-Trump rallies. They have called for and used violence against people who support the president, disagree with them and even against members of the media who will report things Antifa doesn’t want reported. Just a few days ago, a woman associated with Antifa attacked a police horse, using a flagpole with nails extending out from it. At the same incident in Pennsylvania, other Antifa terrorists had sharpened bamboo poles and baseball bats. Conservatives and those perceived to be conservatives have been attacked. The weapons have ranged from glitter filled gel to urine bombs, to chains, bicycle locks and baseball bats. As their violence becomes more intense, it is now only a question of when and not if, someone will be killed. Violence is not just limited to pro-Trump rallies. The same Antifa group has made college campuses virtually a “no-go” zone for conservatives. Noted conservatives such as Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos and Ben Shapiro cannot go onto many college campuses to speak without having their events disrupted to the point the event cannot go on. If this violence continues, the choices are not good. The left-wing academic establishment has quickly surrendered to these groups. They are allowed to riot on campus and even given relief from homework and exams so they can riot. Is there a solution short of a real, violent civil war in America? California and Hawaii have recently announced they would sign agreements with other nations so they could join the Paris climate change accord. Liberal states have this amazing ability to find things in the U.S. Constitution that people haven’t been able to find for over 200 years, but they ignore the plain language of the document that organizes the United States of America. At this point, is there any way that America can hold together as a single, united country? When states are wanting to sign their own separate treaties with other nations and when one-half of the political spectrum in this nation wants to strip the other half of its rights and engage in violence against them, survival seems very improbable.

That sobering op/ed was written by Judson Phillips.  Since he wrote that, we had the shooting in VA where GOP whip, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot by some lunatic Bernie Sanders fan, while members of the GOP caucus were playing practice softball.  Congressman Scalise is in critical condition as of this posting, and our prayers are with him, his wife, and the rest of the Scalise family.  That piece of garbage that shot him was himself put down, thank goodness.  That incident, alone, exemplifies the division in this country that Judson is talking about here.  For the good of the soul of our great country, we need to do our part and stand firm and resolute behind the founding principles of America…and fight back against these Antifa fascists and anarchists who hate our country, and are using violence to tear it apart.

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