Apparently, one of our political parties is convinced they have a duty to commit verbal and physical acts of violence against all those who disagree with their politics.
If there is one thing that has become crystal clear during the past week, it is the fact that the Democratic Party and their propaganda wing in the fake news media are the party of hatred and violence.
Seizing on an irrational belief that the El Paso killings were motivated by President Trump, the goon squads of the irrational Progressive elements of the Democratic Party have shown that lunacy is their guide, hatred is their motivation and violence is their objective.
There is no real connection whatsoever between the President's rallies and the violence committed by lunatics with guns. But there is a connection between violence and the rapid response by Democrats who do not seek to help victims or truly prevent future violence and who would rather seize upon an opportunity to spew their hatred for people who do not share their extremist views.
A large majority of ordinary middle class Americans support President Trump for his actions that have improved the lives of all Americans more than any president over at least the past three decades. These people include people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds because the only requirements to appreciate the actions of President Trump are honesty and rationality. Sadly, those attributes are entirely missing from the collective caterwauling of the enraged Left.
Rabid hate-inspired Democrats lash out against President Trump, attempting to blame him for the actions of lunatics.
The rage of lunatics among us is being fed by angry Democrat invectives being hurled at President Trump by Democrat politicians and their allied yammering talking-heads of fake news.
Compare the response of President Trump with that of his adversaries in the Democratic Party and its propaganda ministry, a.k.a. fake news:
President Trump - Immediately expressed his shock and sorrow for the tragedies that had just unfolded over this past weekend.
Soberly addressed the nation, calling for national unity and appealing to Democrats to unite in efforts to identify unstable individuals with the potential to commit violence so they can be treated and prevented from commiting such heinous acts as those so recently committed.
Democrat politicians and "fake" news - Almost immediately politicians and their "fake" news allies began blaming President Trump for these acts. Claiming his rallies fomented violence, they demanded no more Trump rallies. This is a clear attempt to demonize not only President Trump, but all those who support him. Clearly, these angry Democrats, consumed by their hatred of all those who do not share their extremist views, have no interest in truth or sincerely expressing their condolences to families of victims.
Enraged Democrat politicians like Veronica Escobar (D-Tex.) and Francis ("Beto") O'Rourke (Democrat presidential contender) blame President Trump for the El Paso tragedy and demand he not visit the sites of these killings so people can grieve without the presence of politicians. Evidently these politicians do not recognize that they are attempting to score political points in the most egregiously inconsiderate way possible, by doing exactly what they claim President Trump would do to those trying to grieve!
Symptomatic of this rage, a group of childish, hostile, noisy, and rude "protestors" disturb the peace overnight in Kentucky at the home of Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY). They chanted threats and hurled vile remarks in a deliberate attempt to disturb the peace so that McConnell could not get a restful sleep following a serious injury he sustained earlier. Police stood idly by. While the right to "peacefully" assemble and support or protest is constitutionally protected, there is no right to behave like a lunatic, make threatening accusations and loud noises that disturb the peace others are entitled to enjoy. Such actions serve only to reflect poorly on those committing them and the so-called "law enforcement" officers who stood idly by and allowed such clear violations of the peace to go on unfettered.
Democrat politicians and their fake news allies name-call (their stock in trade) and incite violence against President Trump and his supporters, labeling them "White nationalists" while implying they have collectively fostered the lunatic actions of two troubled young men. They know exactly what they are doing and the risk that they might incite another madman to take out his inner turmoil on those thousands who peacefully gather outside Trump rallies (such as the Trump El Paso rally this year in February) or that they might even incite an attempt on the President's life. But they don't care. They truly believe the end justifies the means. Evidently, there are a lot of people in El Paso who do not share the views of fake news, Escobar, O'Rourke, and other Democrat politicians.
Those who foster violence by constantly lying and feigning outrage during their hate-filled statements to TV cameras will be held accountable for the acts of lunacy they trigger.
It's time for Democrats to stop blaming President Trump with their hate-inspired partisan invective and join with all caring people across this nation to diligently work toward a non-partisan just solution that protects constitutional rights while significantly lessening the odds that these acts of violent lunacy will recur.
Author of "Looking Out the Window", an evidence-based examination of the "climate change" issue, Bob Webster, is a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s). He is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.