But shame, also, on Democrats and left-wing activists who carry on as if they support peaceful transitions of power. They reacted to the election, and subsequent inauguration, of President Trump with violence and vandalism and disruption.
There was even an official group, called DistruptJ20, formed to organize this behavior in Washington, D.C., specifically. Among their plots was a plan to blockade bridges and roads. They even intended to stink bomb one of the inauguration balls through a building sprinkler system.
As for Democrats, they began plotting President Trump’s impeachment just weeks into his presidency.
According to a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling just three weeks into Trump’s term — three weeks! — some 83% of Hillary Clinton voters said they supported impeachment.
Elected Democrats were paying attention. In June of 2017, just months after Trump officially took office, Democratic members of the House announced their intention to file articles of impeachment.
How’s that for a peaceful transition? It’s almost as if these people think it’s a crime for an election to produce an outcome they don’t like.
This year our nation has been wracked with political violence, with many mainstream political commentators cheering it on.
Right here in North Dakota, columnist and former Democratic-NPL Lt. Gov. Lloyd Omdahl wrote a column in June headlined, “Only riots, burning result in action.”
Only riots. Only burning.
The most dangerous thing in the world may well be people who are so convinced of their righteousness, so certain in the justness of their cause, that they’re not afraid to use terror and violence in pursuit of it.
What President Trump said about the transition of power after this national election was unacceptable. He deserves every bit of criticism he’s getting.
But if we’re going to hold Trump accountable for his words, why not hold Democrats and their supporters responsible for their actions?
If President Trump is re-elected, I expect to see, not a peaceful transition to another term for the incumbent administration, but riots and carnage in communities across the nation perpetrated by the president’s political enemies.
I hope I’m wrong but, given the last four years, do you think I would be?
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