It’s disappointing that the establishment news media have blamed Donald Trump for the anti-First Amendment thuggery that forced cancellation of a Chicago political rally Friday.
It’s shocking, however, that several Republican presidential candidates have done so.
The group behind the violence and potential violence aimed at shutting down constitutionally protected political speech is well-organized and well-funded. It’s a government-sanctioned, tax-exempt 501(c)4 “charity,” supported by billionaire George Soros, that should be shut down. Its charter describes itself as an “educational” group that works in the “public interest,” not the organizing of fascist, anti-free speech goon squads. MoveOn.org was actually founded in 1998 with one purpose in mind – to provide media and political cover for Bill and Hillary Clinton’s efforts to victimize and demean women and fight off impeachment efforts.
It’s also an avowedly partisan organization, having funneled millions of dollars to Democratic Party candidates, including Barack Obama. In 2016, it has endorsed Bernie Sanders.
While Trump’s Republican opponents claim his campaign has invited chaos at his rallies with incendiary speech, they should remember this group used similar tactics against George W. Bush in 2004, also comparing the establishment GOP president with Adolf Hitler in media ads. If Trump’s opponents think MoveOn.org would be any less brutish toward their campaigns if they were front-runners, they are hopelessly misguided.
As recently as 2014, MoveOn.org hosted a petition calling on the U.S. government not to designate the jihadist organization Boko Haram as a terrorist group. The group kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria who were never returned to their parents and villages and are now assumed to have been killed, raped or forced into arranged marriages.
MoveOn.org is the new Ku Klux Klan – simply another age-old terrorist group that historically served as the military wing of the Democratic Party. Blaming Trump for their Gestapo tactics will only further their despicable ends.
Trump was exactly right when he said, “I’ve never seen anything like it. I don’t think it’s directed at me. Just what’s been going on for years.” Indeed it has been going on – always targeting Republican candidates and officials. For Republicans to blame Trump’s political rhetoric is to justify the thuggish tactics funded by tens of millions of dollars from Soros and a parade of other Democrat billionaires, including John Kerry’s wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, and her Tides Foundation.
Do other Republican candidates really believe they would be immune from such attacks if they were leading in the presidential race?
Right now, the MoveOn.org crowd is boasting, “We stopped Trump!”
If anyone thinks they will be satisfied with shouting down one candidate, think again. The group has been energized by this “success.” There will be no stopping the mobs if their tactics are justified by the media and other Republican candidates for the president. Their goal has always been the same – to marginalize any opposition to their radical, one-party goals in which they set the terms for the national debate.
These people hate America. They hate cops. They hate the military. They hate free enterprise. They hate liberty. They hate the Constitution.
This is not about Trump.
It’s about winning elections, silencing opposition and using brown-shirt tactics we haven’t seen since Mussolini and Hitler.
There’s no middle ground here. Either you support fascist tactics like this or you oppose them.
I say this as someone who is supporting another candidate for the Republican nomination.
In my opinion, there is only one way Hillary Clinton or another Democratic Party candidate could win the presidential election. That is through the acceptance or the justification of the same kind of tactics that got Hitler elected in Germany.
Trump has an absolute right to speak. Nobody has a right to silence him through threat of violence.
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