By John W. Lillpop
Residents and political leaders in San Jose, California fancy themselves as enlightened models of how responsible citizens should conduct themselves in political situations: Restraint, tolerance, and respect for others are often assumed to be integral parts of the San Jose model.
However, that model of decorum and decency was brutally shattered on Thursday night as rowdy protesters engaged in willful violence against Americans with the sheer audacity and arrogance to support Donald J. Trump and his campaign for the US Presidency.
“Thousands of Americans participated in that most benign of civic rituals in San Jose, California, on Thursday night: seeing a presidential candidate speak. Of course, that candidate was Donald Trump, so as these engaged citizens streamed out of the arena, they were subjected to astonishing levels of violence. An angry mob pelted eggs, tomatoes, and bottles at the spectators—as well as the police, who tried (and failed) to maintain some semblance of order. Other Trump supporters were set upon and punched. One was left with blood streaming down his face.”
The angry mob, at least partially a product of reckless rhetoric and behavior by irresponsible Democrat politicians who generally support the interests of illegal aliens over the rights of American citizens, has reached the point where strong government action must be taken to protect the life and safety of the presumed Republican nominee and of the innocent people who support his candidacy.
Lest anarchists and illegal alien thugs have forgotten: San Jose is still in America, not third-world Mexico, and the rule of US law still applies here, which means that free speech remains a fundamental right of all, regardless of how much one may disagree with any particular candidate.
Violence waged against a candidate and his or her supporters are acts of terrorism which must be dealt with by the use of appropriate action by responsible law enforcement, including the use of force when necessary.
The last thing that elected officials should do is encourage violence by blaming the victims, yet that is exactly what San Jose Democrat Mayor Sam Liccardo resorted to. As reported:
“The mayor of San Jose, Democrat Sam Liccardo, reacted angrily to the events. Not that he was particularly upset at the violent mob that attacked innocent Americans, of course. No, his ire was directed at Mr. Trump. “At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,” the mayor said. Apparently it was downright “irresponsible” of Trump to even set foot in California’s third largest city.
The Washington Post characterized the mayor’s remarks as if they were just standard partisan hackery: Mayor Liccardo justified committing violence against people with whom he disagrees politically. That’s an attack on the very foundation of our system of government and the First Amendment, and a very dangerous one.”
California is infested with liberal politicians who have little or no regard for the rule of law, common decency, or for non-Democrat American citizens. Governor Jerry Brown, Nancy Pelosi, and countless others routinely encourage misbehavior against Donald Trump and American citizens with words and policies that promote illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, and other mindless surrender of US sovereignty to invading criminals.
Unfortunately, our lawless US President joins renegade Californian politicians in utter contempt for US law and citizens in favor of those who simply do not belong here!
Rather than signing unconstitutional Executive Orders which pander to illegal aliens and sanction lawless behavior, Barack Obama must order the Department of Justice and Homeland Security to protect the life and well being of citizen Donald Trump, and the millions of innocent citizens who ardently support him!