Over the past month, massive riots have erupted in the United States. Major cities have been looted and destroyed by radical, left-wing groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa. These groups have only one set goal and that is the complete destruction of our American heritage. Riots have expanded nationwide and it is time for direct action from President Trump.
Across the country, rioters have defaced and torn down dozens of historical statues and monuments. But these statues aren’t the ones you’re thinking of. They aren’t confederate war memorials or statues of prominent confederate leaders being taken down. These are statues of American historical figures and leaders such as:
George Washington (Baltimore)
Ulysses S. Grant (San Francisco)
Thomas Jefferson (Portland, Oregon)
Andrew Jackson (Washington DC)
And this is only the start. For some, Jesus Christ is next on the chopping block.
Sorry Jesus, it’s time for you to go.
Groups in Seattle have even formed an autonomous zone. The zone is separated and out of the control of the local government. Members of the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone or “CHAZ” have said they will not merge back with the city of Seattle until the police force is completely defunded. It has now been over two weeks since the zone was formed and several shootings have occurred in recent days.
So the question is, who will stop these riots?
Well, it’s certainly not local leaders in these cities. The mayor of Seattle is in no rush to step in and other major city leaders have also conceived to the mob. The only person left who can stop the destruction by rioters is President Trump. He cannot continue to sit and tweet “LAW AND ORDER” every few days. Direct action is needed immediately.
His first step should be to activate the military under the Insurrection Act and take federal occupation of crime infested cities. This act allows the President to “suppress, in any State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy.” It has been used several times in history including during the Civil Rights movement to enforce desegregation in the South. President HW Bush also invoked the act in 1992 to control the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.
Another step that was taken on Tuesday morning was to criminalize those who cause destruction and chaos. The President tweeted that he had “authorized the federal government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S.”
This was a strong step forward and let’s hope it is actually enforced. If President Trump is so concerned about his re-election campaign, he must take action and squash the riots. With his polling tanking over the past few weeks, what the hell does he have to lose?