by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer
I did not vote for Donald Trump. I voted for one of his rivals. Before that, I donated to Carly Fiorina’s campaign.
The issue in my mind is not whether the violence at Trump rallies is, in whatever degree, Trump’s fault.
Clearly, he is a “get in your face” type of person, at least verbally, and some of his supporters are inspired by that to become physical.
Did I mention that Barack Obama also incited political violence? Did I mention that Democrat congressmen, following Obama’s lead, urged bloodshed?
Democrat Congressman Capuano said, referring to the Tea Party. . . “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once in a while you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” he continued. The crowd cheered and hooted for each [Democrat] Congressman as they spoke — the tougher the talk, the louder the reception.
In another news item,
. . . Democrats urged Obama to get tougher and show more passion. Obama has tried to assure donors and voters that he’s been schooled by Chicago politics. “I’m skinny but I’m tough,” he says.
Below is a video link in which Obama urges his supporters to “Get in their face.”
The aim of these acts of political violence is singular. It is to prevent speakers from voicing their disagreements with the socialist left. That is not a small matter. If successful, it will, to quote Barack Obama, fundamentally transform America.
In the words of another famous American, “Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech.” ~ Benjamin Franklin, 1772