After nearly four years, we’ve arrived at the end game, the final, violent cry of the “resistance” as it continues to try to overturn the results of the 2016 election and tip the United States of America irreversibly toward anarchy and socialism.
Aided and abetted by the mainstream media and a surprisingly large number of Democratic politicians, the current unrest sweeping the country is being presented as “dissent” and “protest” but is, in fact, insurrection. It’s time to put it down, hard.
Although the media would have you believe otherwise, we’ve been down this road as a nation before, and dealt with insurrection decisively. At the very start of the Republic, President George Washington extinguished the “Whiskey Rebellion,” a dispute that began in 1791 over a levy on distilled spirits meant to help retire the Revolutionary War debt, but mushroomed into a tax revolt along the western frontier of Pennsylvania and Kentucky. By 1794, it had become an outright insurrection, and something had to be done.
Supported politically by Alexander Hamilton, Washington himself personally led a militia force against the rebels, and in the teeth of overwhelming force, the rebels—including men who had fought alongside Washington in the Continental Army—surrendered peacefully.
Ironically, the principal military commander of Washington’s troops was Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, who had fought gallantly during the Revolution; his son, Robert E. Lee, would later command the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War in a rebellion that meant to fracture the country permanently.
The Whiskey Rebellion never threatened the integrity of the Republic (although it did give birth to a century of moonshining in the Appalachian hills). But in 1805, President Jefferson began to fear that his erstwhile vice president, Aaron Burr, whose term had just ended, was up to no good—as indeed he was.
The man who’d shot and killed Hamilton in a duel now wished to collude with territorial governors to foment rebellion and create a new country in the West. But Jefferson’s options involving the use of federal troops were limited. Nonetheless, Burr was finally arrested on Feb. 19, 1807, and charged with treason, but was acquitted.
In response to the Burr affair, and to give future presidents more flexibility in dealing with rebellions, Congress passed the Insurrection Act of 1807, which reads: “in all cases of insurrection, or obstruction to the laws, either of the United States, or of any individual state or territory, where it is lawful for the President of the United States to call forth the militia for the purpose of suppressing such insurrection, or of causing the laws to be duly executed, it shall be lawful for him to employ, for the same purposes, such part of the land or naval force of the United States, as shall be judged necessary, having first observed all the pre-requisites of the law in that respect.”
The Act has been amended several times and been invoked frequently in times of crisis, most recently during Hurricane Katrina; it also overrides the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which forbids the use of federal soldiers in domestic policing.
The Act was wielded with gusto by President Ulysses S. Grant during Reconstruction, to put down the southern Democrats’ paramilitary organization known as the Ku Klux Klan. President Lyndon Johnson used it to justify the deployment of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions to Detroit during the 1967 riots, and deployed federal troops again the following year during the 1968 riots in Washington, D.C. National Guard troops also patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in 1992, during the Rodney King riots.
So President Donald Trump’s thinly veiled threat to use the Army shouldn’t be seen as an unconstitutional bluff: he has both history and the law on his side.
Title 10, Chapter 13, Section 252 of the U.S. Code clearly states: “Whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States, make it impracticable to enforce the laws of the United States in any State by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, he may call into Federal service such of the militia of any State, and use such of the armed forces, as he considers necessary to enforce those laws or to suppress the rebellion.”
That this is an insurrection, there can be no doubt. The suspiciously well-planned and timed “protests” across the country (which are now starting to spread around the world) have nothing to do with poor George Floyd, the ex-con (assault, armed robbery) from Houston who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police department while being taken into custody.
His death is just a pretext; after all, the nation didn’t explode over the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery by some white men in Georgia in February; indeed, few even knew about it until The New York Times tried to make it an inflammatory issue in late April.
But Floyd’s unfortunate death—one of the cops has been charged with third-degree murder—created the perfect vortex for the anger of the Black Lives Matter movement (never mind that the statistics don’t bear out the allegations that white cops are waging a war on black people) to combine with the layabout thuggery of the “Antifa” movement.
This is the long-planned transformation of Antifa into the modern incarnation of the Klan (which was itself, recall, a resistance movement against the Republican-led federal government), and their unleashing upon the American public. This time, however, their animus is motivated not simply by revanchism, but by a burning hatred for the country, and a grim determination to destroy it—and the neo-Marxist concept of “structural racism” has always been their preferred field of fight.
It’s all coming together: the push for socialism, the hollowing out of democratic institutions at the highest levels of state and federal government, and the progressive chic of celebrities and elected politicians who, instead of decrying or even stopping the violence, are actually egging it on.
From the launch of the baseless “Russian collusion” charges, through the sandbagging of Michael Flynn, to the impotent impeachment over—what was it again?—to the unconstitutional lockdowns over the CCP virus, which were designed to destroy Trump’s robust economy, and now to this moment, the goal of the “resistance” is clear: to destroy this presidency once and for all, and usher in a new, green, progressive, egalitarian, totalitarian, socialist USA.
As Barack Obama said in his 2008 speech in Berlin: “This is our moment, this is our time.” He was just a little premature.
Make no mistake: we are at an inflection point in U.S history, one that’s already blown past the political and race riots and Hong Kong flu of 1968 and is barreling toward Fort Sumter, Shiloh, and Antietam. For decades, a number of blue states have been in open defiance of federal law, especially regarding drugs and immigration. They’ve created “sanctuary” cities, and have refused cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), resulting in needless deaths of many Americans. And they don’t care.
I’m getting all these statements from organizations and businesses about how they will do better at combating institutional racism…
It’s saddens me so much, because there is no institutional racism in America.
I use of education media and entertainment, and now the use of physical violence, they have effectively manufactured crisis that does not exist for the sole purpose of seizing power.
The left is 100 years in the past, I’m still praying for a bloody Communist revolution, where they kill off all the rich and useful people and then starve to death in their worthlessness.
The problem with this ridiculous insurrection is that they have truly indoctrinated so many people by using outright lies.
The last time Democrats and their silly unemployed millennial followers do not understand how objectively wrong they are.
@Nathan Blue: The way to end racism is to treat people like people. Democrats treat them like pawns.
I understand military people like Gen. Mattis not wanting the military to be deployed on US soil. Neither do I. Neither does Trump, I would assume. However, there is only one guy with the responsibility to uphold the Constitution.
Democrat governors and mayors won’t perform their duties and the looting and rioting continue, so what are Trump’s options? One would think being publicly shamed for being a weak chickenshit would spur those failures to do something to protect and defend their citizens and their property, but, alas, no. Since they have nothing to fear from media, they can just continue with their dereliction of duty and blaming Trump.