The law in America no longer confines itself to its proper functions as it has become the chief weapon of injustice acting in direct opposition to its own purpose. As the French classical economist Frederic Bastiat noted in his famous essay The Law, “It has been used to destroy its own objective. It has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain; to limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect.” Bastiat continues, “The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.”
Take for example the entire concept of “sanctuary cities” existing in over 300 cities, counties, and States throughout the country in which illegal aliens are protected from deportation as these jurisdictions have completely perverted the law in order to protect criminals who are here illegally. Jessica Vaughan from the Center For Immigration Studies explains that these sanctuary jurisdictions are “cities, counties, and States that have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that protect criminal aliens from deportation.” This is done in defiance of federal immigration law “either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, or otherwise impeding open communication and information exchanges between their employees or officers and federal immigration officers,” explains Vaughan.
When federal immigration laws are allowed to be superseded by cities, towns, and States at the hands of left wing Mayors, officials, and representatives it sets a dangerous precedent in which American citizens are allowed to be exploited at the hands of those who are in this nation illegally with outright impunity. This perversion of the law was on display in San Jose, California on Thursday night as American citizens were subjected to unprecedented levels of violence for simply expressing their First Amendment right of expression and assembly.
San Jose, being a sanctuary city in California ran by Sam Liccardo, a Democrat Mayor who supports Hillary Clinton, allowed Americans whom had just attended a Donald Trump rally to be attacked by mobs and gangs of predominately Spanish-speaking thugs. These thugs burned American flags, ripped signs, hats, and even shirts off of Trump supporters while waiving Mexican flags as they went on to pelt one woman with bottles and eggs and hit another later in the night while chasing her into an alley. While the first video has surprisingly received much media attention, the second has not. Below are both videos.
Yet, these two assaults were not enough as the gangs then went on to rip the shirt off a young Trump supporter proceeding to punch him in the face while another was attacked from behind by another with what appears to be a bag stuffed with rocks.
Our video of Trump supporter who says he was beaten up coming out of @realDonaldTrump rally. pic.twitter.com/PQSxjXfonl
— Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) June 3, 2016
Sadly, this was still not the end of the assaults as the last one, committed by the same gang that appears in the first two videos attacking two different women, set up an attack on another Trump supporter by blindsiding him from behind with a punch to the side of the face knocking him out. This is the only video were police can be seen, but they do nothing to protect the Trump supporter from the attack as they enter the video only after he is knocked out while allowing the thugs to escape without arrest.
In response to these attacks, which essentially amount to domestic terrorism committed likely by illegal aliens acting to intimidate American citizens from exercising their First Amendment, the Democrat Mayor of San Jose stated that, “at some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign.” This is precisely what the perversion of law looks like in reality as a Democrat Mayor of a city that harbors and protects illegal aliens can justify committing violence by illegal aliens against people with whom he politically disagrees with. Moreover, it is merely a reflection of what is happening and is going to happen throughout the nation as the rule of law is not only allowed to be ignored by those aligned ideologically with the Obama adminstration, but also dictated on their terms.
When the law applies to some while not applying to others, it will lead to the people themselves putting the law into their own hands. If forced into this position by the lawlessness unleashed on their rights, the silent majority will respond and we will respond forcibly. What Americans need to realize is that these “protesters” are not protesters at all, they’re domestic terrorists who will not be placated except for silencing those with whom they disagree. Their presence is a threat to ordered liberty in the United States and the more they’re allowed to assault Americans, the more embolden they will grow in intimidating Americans from taking part in the political process. In the words of Sheriff David Clarke the time for remaining neutral on issues such as this is over. As Clarke notes, “Neutrality or appeasement amounts to endorsement. Self-flagellation over language or rhetoric cedes to the left’s false narrative. There is no safe space here. You either fight or you’re going to live under a totalitarian regime.” It’s past time for Americans to stand our ground in the face of these growing threats to our freedom and remember, when a fight is inevitable, hit first and hit hard.