Democrats must end mob rule

Democrats must end mob rule
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Americans have a crucial choice to make in the midterm elections this November, but it is not the standard red versus blue and conservative versus liberal argument that will play out at the ballot box as it always does. The events of the last two years, and particularly the last few weeks, require us to face a vastly more important question: “Do I want to live in a nation besieged by left wing political violence and mob rule, or a nation where we are all protected by the Constitution and the rule of law?”

While it is true that every ideological group has an extreme fringe, great trouble arises when the fanatical fringe conquers the center. Over the last few weeks, America has watched a radicalized Democratic Party advocate for a system where some people are presumed guilty and evidence is irrelevant. What began as a routine confirmation process for Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughNikki Haley hires Heritage Action chief to run her policy group Susan Collins in statistical tie with Democratic challenger: poll A disgraced Senate and president have no business confirming judges MORE morphed into a frenzy, where the principles of due process and presumption of innocence were mocked by Democratic Party leaders and their base, along with many in the media.

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Today, it is now a mainstream position within the Democratic Party to assert that some people are guilty until they prove their innocence, and that the enraged mob is best suited to mete out justice, no matter if there is any evidence or not. If the mob comes for you, will you be one of the lucky ones who are presumed innocent by its standards?

Some prominent Democrats, from elected officials to candidates, as well as media personalities, have demonized political opponents as murderers and terrorists for decades. Now they have added “gang rapist” to their list of unfounded accusations against people with whom they disagree. Since fall of 2015, there have been more than 580 instances of violence or threats against Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff MORE supporters and conservatives, some of which have barely been reported. Were you aware of that?

Included in that list is a Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Prominent Texas Latina endorses Warren Bloomberg campaign: Vandalism at Tennessee office 'echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters' MORE supporter shooting up a baseball field full of Republican lawmakers, nearly killing Congressman Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseScalise after Democrat asks for examples of Sanders supporters 'being bad': 'I can think of an example' Bottom line Pelosi's staff huddles with aides in both parties on 'surprise' medical billing MORE. Do you know the name of the shooter? If not it is because the media and the Democrats have buried that story. There are more recent instances on that list, such as a Minnesota public school teacher talking about killing Justice Kavanaugh, antifa blocking and taking over the roads and chasing an old man down the street in Portland, the wife of Senator Cory GardnerCory Scott Gardner8 people arrested outside Trump rally in Colorado for 'obstructed traffic' Trump seeks to boost vulnerable GOP senator with Colorado rally Nonpartisan election forecaster moves Colorado Senate race to 'leans Democratic' MORE receiving a video of a beheading because he voted to confirm Kavanaugh, and Senator Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe new American center Democratic Senate campaign arm raised more than .5 million in January On the Trail: Senate GOP hopefuls tie themselves to Trump MORE threatened with death and other vile actions because she voted to confirm Kavanaugh.

Unfortunately, antifa and other violent groups now stand at the center of progressive liberal politics in America. Even worse, mainstream Democrats support or quietly cede ground to these extremists. In case you are not sure who is part of antifa, they are the people who dress in black, cover their faces, smash windows, set cars on fire, carry weapons to their marches, beat people with clubs until they bleed, and post your personal information online like your address or your place of work if you disagree with their positions or tactics. They do this in the name of “justice” doled out by your friendly neighborhood mob.

As Senator Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBarr to attend Senate GOP lunch on Tuesday GOP lawmaker makes unannounced trip to northeastern Syria Graham: Trump has 'all the legal authority in the world' to pardon Stone MORE stated so perfectly during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the Democrats want power so badly that they are willing to cede the rule of law to violence and mob rule. It is up to Americans who want to uphold our rights in the Constitution for all of us to make sure they do not grab that power in our government.

What is happening right now in our country is frightening and dangerous. The only way to send a decisive message that Americans fully support the Constitution and the rule of law is to defeat the party that promotes mob rule. That means delivering a resounding defeat to Democrats in the midterm elections this November. Furthermore, Americans must continue to send the Democrats the message that we reject the political violence they refuse to condemn, so we will continue to reject them until they stand up to the extremists who have taken over their party.

Jenny Beth Martin is chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund.