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 KavanaughTrump plans to pick Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg on court Collins trails challenger by 4 points in Maine Senate race: poll SCOTUS confirmation in the last month of a close election? Ugly 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 TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE supporters and conservatives, some of which have barely been reported. Were you aware of that?

Included in that list is a Bernie SandersBernie SandersSirota reacts to report of harassment, doxing by Harris supporters Republicans not immune to the malady that hobbled Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Republicans lawmakers rebuke Trump on election MORE supporter shooting up a baseball field full of Republican lawmakers, nearly killing Congressman Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseGinsburg becomes the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol House GOP slated to unveil agenda ahead of election House panel details 'serious' concerns around Florida, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin elections 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 GardnerBreaking the Chinese space addiction Trump dumbfounds GOP with latest unforced error Billionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden MORE receiving a video of a beheading because he voted to confirm Kavanaugh, and Senator Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDemocratic senator to party: 'A little message discipline wouldn't kill us' Poll: 57 percent of Americans think next president, Senate should fill Ginsburg vacancy On The Trail: Making sense of this week's polling tsunami 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 GrahamLincoln Project mocks Lindsey Graham's fundraising lag with Sarah McLachlan-themed video The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Republicans lawmakers rebuke Trump on election Trump dumbfounds GOP with latest unforced error 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.