The Left tells us that action by the United States government is not only not wanted, but that it violates the Constitution. They claim that Trump taking action against "peaceful" demonstrators indicates that Trump might even be using this as a trial run for what he will do if he loses his reelection bid in November. They claim that the actions are being carried out by soldiers. Not only is this hogwash, it is delusion of the worst order and I find it important to briefly discuss what is the truth and what should be done.
Contrary to the Left's constant diatribes and the media hype with each network using the same talking points, the President is doing exactly what the Constitution authorized him to do. The first and foremost duty of a President is to keep the nation and her citizens safe and secure. And this has traditionally been honored by government leaders at all lower levels, including states, municipalities and county governments since they all are expected to subscribe to the Constitution as well. President Trump, in carrying out his duties to restore order and safety in places under duress, has invoked the Insurrection Act, which not only gives him the authority to protect federal property and facilities across the land but also to provide safety and security of residents throughout when local officials refuse to do so. Elected officials at all levels are expected to honor and defend the law of the land and when they turn a blind eye toward violence, they fail to carry out their duties honorably.
Last night, Chad Wolf, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, appeared on Martha McCallum's show on Fox and explained very clearly what is going on and what his agency is doing to quell the violence. Using the Federal Protective Service, a civilian agency of law enforcement professionals under the auspices of the department as well as a number of federal marshals and FBI agents to identify riot leaders. They have been in Portland throughout the now fifty-two consecutive night riots. Their charge is to defend federal properties, including the federal courthouse, identify culprits, and when clearly identified, to arrest them. Why? Because Mayor Wheeler's concept of a peaceful demonstration is false since each night it turns into a riot.
Here's what Acting Secretary Wolf said took place and judging from both his demeanor, his consistency and his handling the difficult questions from Ms. McCallum, they make good sense. He didn't hesitate and the response matches up with reports from several honest internet sites that haven't yet drunk the leftist Kool-Aid. Mr. Wolf explained that during the early evening hours, all is peaceful with protesters expressing their free speech rights without any extensive taunts or threats of violence. But, around eleven in the evening, the front rank of protesters becomes a woman only spot, using their bodies as human shields to block the ranks immediately behind them from being seen as black unbrellas come open behind them and protesters change from their regular street clothes into black attire with helmets and faces covered and brandished batons, ball bats and other items to use violently. Molotov cocktails appear, rocks are made available in abundance, frozen water bottles are added and such things as PVC pipe that is sharpened into a spear are also handed out. When the women leave the rank, the protesters fill in the void, ready for action and the violence begins. The melee of burning, beating and looting continue until about five in the morning, when finally they disperse after more are hurt and injured, federal officers are hurt and the courthouse and businesses in the area are destroyed. This has gone on for fifty-two nights, but finally some of the culprits have been identified for arrest and detention pending further punitive legal action, including federal felony charges. Mayor Wheeler, of course, is nowhere to be seen during the violent assault and perhaps he just goes home to feel comfortable in his delusion or perhaps its to hide from the mob, which at some point will likely turn on him as well. These people don't care, they just want to destroy and it is becoming more apparent that the peaceful protesters, while not committing the violent actions, clearly support those who follow them. They are complicit by their own actions.
As mentioned early on, this is not limited to Portland. It has been happening in New York, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia, Kansas City, St. Louis and many more large cities. The common denominator is that the cities are run by Democrats who share the value structure of the violent. If they didn't, they wouldn't support the actions by their inaction as their cities go up in flames. And if it doesn't stop, don't be surprised if it shows up in a place near you. It doesn't have to be large and it doesn't even have to be a city, for hate and violence have a way of making their own path when they find no resistance. And this is why our President is doing what he is doing and why our federal law enforcement officers are bravely answering the call. Federal officers are anticipating being dispatched as well due to the massive violence that is ongoing there which the media ignores. Isn't it interesting that in Chicago, a city so enamored with Black Lives Mater as it shows such rage for the death of black humanity when it involves the police, yet doesn't shoe any concern for the black on black border that is so rampant in that city. It's time for the police in these cities to step up to the plate and support the actions being taken to support them and the good people who reside in these places. God bless America and support those who are trying to keep us free from this war of tyranny on so many doorsteps.