At a recent “Keep Families Together” rally in Los Angeles, Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters said, “If you see anybody from [President Trump’s] Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station — you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them!”
Later, she said, “The people are going to turn on them. They’re going to protest. They’re going to absolutely harass them…”
In the halls of Congress on Monday, investigative journalist Laura Loomer shrewdly asked Waters if conservatives should sit in the back of the bus and where they should eat. Waters refused to answer the questions, swatted Loomer away with some papers in her hand and then refused to allow Loomer to enter her elite, “members-only” congressional elevator.
I truly appreciated Loomer’s insightful questions.
My question is: Does Waters wants America to return to those divisive, intolerant days, similar to when Southern Democrats routinely segregated and harassed our fellow black American citizens?
Fortunately, this time around, intolerant Democrats like Waters are not targeting Americans due to their racial heritage. Sadly, they are instead targeting them solely due to their political affiliation, no matter how loose that affiliation might be. They are denying their fellow human beings the freedom to eat a meal, purchase gasoline or watch a movie in peace. Think about that.
Shockingly, they are even distributing personal home addresses, so that liberal mobs can harass innocent families within their residential neighborhoods.
Ideally, parents and teachers instruct children to be tolerant and not to bully others. Motivated out of hatred and political bias, however, Democrats like Waters are now inciting adults to confront and harass fellow Americans, where the logical outcome could easily escalate into violence and bloodshed.
The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain Unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
The Liberal Democrat “meltdown” over Trump’s Presidential victory has now escalated into denying citizens of their Unalienable Right to pursue happiness. This is totally unacceptable, especially coming from this senior Democrat Congresswoman, who while South Los Angeles was burning during the 1992 riots, chanted “No justice, no peace, no justice, no peace…”
At that same time, a much more tolerant Rodney King, who was captured on video (just a few miles from my home) being terribly abused by police, and which sparked the horrific LA riots, asked a simple question, the same question that I now ask Congresswoman Waters and the liberal thugs who listen to her: “Can’t we all just get along?”
Bob Thorpe is an American politician and a member of the Arizona House of Representatives.
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