“The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.”
~Dwight D. Eisenhower
By Alden Benton
Recent events distress and anger me.
The demonstrations, disruptions, and riots around the country protesting the election of Donald Trump are not about Trump, rather they are spontaneous, organized, and deliberate actions designed to create chaos.
In a word, that chaos is anarchy.
Those who incite this madness are the same people who rioted in Seattle in 1999 while allegedly protesting the meeting of the World Trade Organization.
The same people disrupted Seattle twice in 2014 protesting the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and again rioting on May Day.
Again, the same people are inciting violence and disorder in Seattle with the shooting of five people after a day of “protests” against President-elect Trump.
These anarchists have the support of the political left as they continue to seek the destruction of both the United States as a nation and its culture.
This unadulterated donkey poop is a direct result of first, the defeat of an avowed socialist for the Democrat nomination for president, and second, the defeat of a seriously flawed candidate in the general election.
Those on the political left are like small children. If a small child does not get their way, they cry, scream, and have a violent temper tantrum. My father used to call that pitching a fit.
Fortunately, most of us grow up and leave these antics behind. However, that is not the case for the forever-adolescents of the far left.
The power of the far-left anarchy movement comes from deliberate ignorance. The ideologues that orchestrate these acts of chaos prey on the institutionalized ignorance of the young and bolster their control with whatever lies and misinformation are convenient to further their cause.
Institutional ignorance is the result of the dumbing down of the American educational system, a system that no longer teaches how to think, but rather tells students what to think or be demonized as being one of the hyphenated phobic de jour of political correctness.
After hearing about the antics of the anarchists in Los Angeles, I can make the case that the majority of the “protestors” did not vote for any candidate and that they have no clue, or interest, in the electoral process.
After listening to reasonably normal people that I know, and their responses to Trump’s election, I am aghast at the astounding and profound ignorance they exhibit of both facts and process. Additionally, I am dismayed as they blindly follow the ideologues of the left who lead them to mindlessly spew endless bile and vitriol and encourage them to engage in endless and unfounded ad hominem attacks against any who dare stand against them.
The election is over. It is time to step back from the heat of a vicious, divisive campaign and take a deep breath.
There is a great divide between the political left and the rest of the nation. We cannot narrow this divide until we marginalize the political fringes of both the left and right. It is only then that meaningful discussion between opposing factions can take place.
As long as we remain fragmented, and swayed by the radicals from either side of the political spectrum, we will be incapable of solving the problems that face us as a nation.
Until then, we must follow the advice of Paul in his letter to Timothy, “I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 NASB
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