Republicans must stand firm against opposition bullies

Rising militancy and political hatred from Democrats across the country is hard to ignore. President Donald Trump’s toughest critics assail him because they say he spreads hate.

Hate is hate, no matter what form it takes. Hating someone for the color of their skin, gender, sexual orientation weight, beauty or lack thereof are all acts of hate. Criminalizing, arresting and jailing someone for their political preference is an extreme form of hate. It is also a form of fascism. We are not going to stand for the intimidation and violence.

There are some people who believe that they can claim minority status and it will give them an excuse to be like Jesus, who according to the Bible’s Gospel of John, kicked over tables of the money changers in the market, whom he despised for their sinfulness.

Actor and producer Isaiah Washington, in an interview with The Epoch Times’ Senior Editor Jan Jekielek said: “….now everyone is going into their corners, pointing fingers, crying foul. You’ve done this to me, you’ve done that to me… we can’t talk anymore… this is ridiculous.”

“We’ve got to have a conversation.” We have to have a civil discourse. We have to come back to that… historically when you run out of words we know what next …war, and I’m not interesting in fomenting a civil war. No one wants that.”

This week there were more efforts by top Democrats to criminalize people they politically oppose. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY)  in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, called for the heads of border agencies to be prosecuted for child abuse, while Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) urged that “those people online making fun of members of Congress” be prosecuted.

She made these comments on Tuesday outside of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Florida. Mocking Trump and other Republicans is fine, but wrath will ensue if we mock Democrats.

Last weekend a gay journalist who writes for the online news site Quillette was attacked by Antifa and had to be hospitalized with bleeding on the brain. An op-ed in the New York Times called for doxxing and shaming of border agents.

The Washington Post allowed Stephanie Wilkinson, co-owner of the Red Hen Restaurant a space on their op-ed page to bring back the specter of Jim Crow. She advocated for the removal of conservatives from business establishments where they are not welcome. Last June she asked former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and her family to leave the restaurant.

Hillary Clinton, in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in October 2018 said: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.  That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

Now Democrats are gunning for the White House, targeting the Senate and aiming to hold on to the House. Democratic voters are clambering on board as the party embraces totalitarian ideations while Republicans and Independents remain relatively quiet.

Efforts to make the president and his supporters pariahs have taken a disturbing turn in recent weeks. The country will now have to grapple with the reality that we must stand up against this bourgeoning mobocracy.

The View co-host Joy Behar said in June that all Republicans in office ought to be thrown in jail for backing a “corrupt president” and his “corrupt administration.”

“The rules are changing” she wrote, “The once-ubiquitous idea that companies exist purely and solely to provide profit to shareholders is withering away like corn husks in the summer sun.” The new standard she claimed is, “All are welcome. Terms and conditions apply.”

These extraordinary efforts to attack and ban Trump and his supporters from public spaces and from Twitter, Facebook and Google have not faced the rash of condemnation from Republicans. Often they pipe up loudly to join his detractors who are attacking some his unpopular policies. Public spaces do not belong to Democrats and they do not get to set the rules.

News also broke last week that Twitter would be labeling and demoting tweets from world leaders that violate its rule regarding abusive speech. Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, in an interview with ranted last week to veteran GOP strategist Ed Rollins about the lethargy he has observed. “I’m just about tired of the Republicans being so anemic, so innervated.”

“There is not one of them who are expressing with the same energy you are outrage at Twitter, Jack Dorsey, their CEO. This is outrageous by any definition and the Republicans don’t have the guts to go after Twitter, go after Google. It is shameful to witness what this party, so called, has become.”

“When are the Republicans going to show some backbone? I don’t think we should hold our breathe, I really don’t. Without this president the Republican Party would be just a sorry, sorry place.”

It seems many of Trump’s colleagues in Congress don’t want to get their hands dirty. Are they just too timid in the face of the excesses and abuses being meted out to the president and his supporters? Are they incapable of or unwilling to reign in Democrats in their legal and judicial onslaught against their party?

Why is the system allowing this abuse of power without checks and balances? Are they only concerned about winning their seats in the next election?  As unrest grows, it is time for a more muscular response.