The violence is coming from only one side. The shooting of a Republican politician is a horrifying development but not surprising. The call to tone down the rhetoric on both sides sounds rational but it is wholly misguided because it assumes there is equal blame on the right and left.
Here is the news:
James Hodgkinson, 66, died in hospital after being shot by Capitol Police at the baseball field in Virginia
He was a staunch Democrat who documented his hatred for President Trump on social media pages
Hodgkinson moved from his home in Illinois to Virginia two months ago and had been living out of his car
He has a long criminal history which includes punching a woman in the face in 2006 and disrupting police
Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, is in a critical condition after being shot by the gunman at 7am
He was taking part in a GOP practice session with other politicians when Hodgkinson opened fire on them
Two Capitol Police officers who were there to protect Scalise bravely returned fire on the gunman
They were injured along with lobbyist Matt Mika and congressional staffer Zachary Barth but all are expected to recover
I ask you…are conservatives rioting, burning threatening or shooting Democratic politicians? Do you see widespread civil unrest fomenting among Trump supporters? Do conservative comedians hold up bloody heads of Hillary or cheer plays that depict the assassination of Obama?
The left wants to destroy civil discourse. Democratic leaders use F-bombs in their speeches help win voters. What kind of mind are you appealing to? “Hey, I want to vote for that party, they cuss.”
The main reason conservatives don’t cuss or make violent remarks is because of their convictions. The other big reason is that, unlike the left, they will not get away with anything. The media runs cover for all incendiary speech from the left.
A liberal can say or do almost anything—and they have. Madonna said she wants to blow up the White House. Not one liberal leader condemned her. Violence, rioting and hate speech is the domain of the left.
Yet, the most innocent remark from a conservative is dissected, reformulated and reworded to be racist, homophobic, islamophobic and all the other labels we are sick of hearing.
To suggest that the shooting was the result of rhetoric on both sides is like telling a rape victim, “you shouldn’t have dressed provocatively.” Unless we admit that one side is being unfairly targeted, censored and persecuted there will be no justice and violence will escalate.
Look righteously at the situation: One side can say and do almost anything they want because movies stars, the media, and celebrities don’t like the beliefs of the other side. That’s not the America our founders had in mind.
The media—if it still had the capacity—should be ashamed. You don’t exercise a freedom to destroy another freedom. Freedom of the press is not a club to destroy freedom of speech. The Democratic party and the media’s tacit approval of dictatorial colleges, riots, and threats of violence is causing this escalation.
Our president is being crucified for things for which there is zero evidence of wrong doing. The left does not care about the harm it is doing to freedom—the end justifies their means. All God-fearing people should speak out and be in fervent prayer for this monster to be exposed.