anticlash

Recent clashes between various far-right groups and far-left groups (like Patriot’s Prayer and Antifa in Portland OR) are usually violent and disruptive.  But they also can be confusing to normal people who spend their time working, going to school, paying taxes and taking care of family and neighbors.  A summary of these two fringe groups may help.

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Portland, Oregon is a Mecca for protest.  Right now, it’s “Occupy ICE.”  It will be something else in a month or two.  But as protests often do, it has caused collateral damage.  The ICE protesters have threatened and harassed a local, non-profit food truck that raises money for the homeless.  (Portland has a big homeless problem.)  The police under the current protest-supporting mayor, have done nothing.  The protesters have so successfully prevented the food truck from doing business that now it is closing.  Read more here.

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He’s already the President

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There’s already immigration law

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Criminals and the insane don’t care about gun laws

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That clerk can’t change corporate policy

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You may not have a job, but I do and now I’m late

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It’s hard to take you seriously in those hats 

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Only bad guys and ninjas dress in black and wear masks (and I don’t think you’re ninjas)

Is Antifa anti-USA?  I’ll let them answer that themselves:

 

More here.

Update: The Department of Homeland Security now categorizes Antifa activities as “domestic terrorism violence.”

 

I am mortified beyond expression when I view the clouds that have spread over the brightest morn that ever dawned upon any Country. In a word, I am lost in amazement when I behold what intrigue, the interested views of desperate characters, ignorance and jealousy of the minor part, are capable of effecting, as a scourge on the major part of our fellow Citizens of the Union; for it is hardly to be supposed that the great body of the people, tho’ they will not act, can be so shortsighted, or enveloped in darkness, as not to see rays of a distant sun thro’ all this mist of intoxication and folly.

You talk, my good Sir, of employing influence to appease the present tumults in Massachusetts. I know not where that influence is to be found; and if attainable, that it would be a proper remedy for the disorders. Influence is no Government. Let us have one by which our lives, liberties and properties will be secured; or let us know the worst at once. Under these impressions, my humble opinion is, that there is a call for decision. Know precisely what the insurgents aim at. If they have real grievances, redress them if possible; or acknowledge the justice of them, and your inability to do it in the present moment. If they have not, employ the force of government against them at once. If this is inadequate, all will be convinced that the superstructure is bad, or wants support. To be more exposed in the eyes of the world, and more contemptible than we already are, is hardly possible. To delay one or the other of these, is to exasperate on the one hand, or to give confidence on the other, and will add to their numbers; for, like snow-balls, such bodies increase by every movement, unless there is something in the way to obstruct and crumble them before the weight is too great and irresistible.

These are my sentiments. Precedents are dangerous things; let the reins of government then be braced and held with a steady hand, and every violation of the Constitution be reprehended: if defective, let it be amended, but not suffered to be trampled upon whilst it has an existence.