A little over a year ago Rep Steve Scalise was shot by a Sanders supporter while practicing for a Congressional Ball Game. The purpose of the annual event is to build collegiality while raising money for charity.
Thanks to the bravery of a Capital Police Officer who took a bullet in the process, the shooter was taken out and other than the Majority Whip, no one else sustained serious injury.
Fast forward to 2018. Republicans in the Senate find themselves being threatened and stalked by members of the far left who, having lost at the ballot box, are now turning to physical violence in order to get their way. Worse, they’re being encouraged by Maxine Waters and other members of the Democrat “Intelligentsia.”
To the left, elections no longer matter. As far as their concerned the outcomes should be decided by a double headed Quarter.
More stunning is the fact that they refer to themselves as Anti Facist. Not since 1968 has this level of violence been on display. But, at least those protesting the Viet Nam war had the courage to show their faces.
Since January of 2017 America has been creeping towards a precipice. Our institutions of Justice have exposed themselves as politicized, fraudulent, and corrupt. The same can be said of the Press who rather than serving as “the watchdog against corruption”, has become a co-conspirator, complicit in covering it up.
The question is, what if anything can pull us back from the brink? Given the behavior of the left it is highly likey that Republican Senators will remain targets even after the vote takes place.
The anarchy we’ve witnessed during the last few weeks brings to mind a quote from Lincoln’s Lyceum Address:
“At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we ourselves must be its author and its finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
Unless we’re able to change course and soon, the 22nd President may prove more prescient than he realized.