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We have had examples of mob violence through the years. Angry at the excise tax placed on whiskey in 1791 by the federal government, farmers in river towns in Pennsylvania roughed up tax collectors until President George Washington called out the militia and put down the insurrection. Also the destructive Los Angles riots in 1992, which occured after police were found not guilty in the Rodney King resisting-arrest case. Thousands were injured, with $1 billion in property damage.
Obama’s good friends Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were involved in bombings as terrorists in the Weather Underground and are still unrepentant. They have praised mass murderer Charles Manson.
On college campuses in the ’70s, students, many of whom were steady customers of drug dealers, behaved as mobs tend to do, but with the approval of college administrators. Thousands of youths at Kent State ran wild for days, throwing bricks and rocks at police. On May 4, 1970, National Guard members were trying to control them when the guard was fired on, according to new information reported in the Washington Times in May. The Guard fired back killing four students and wounding several others.
As for violence in America in the future, elements of our current political condition could give rise to violence. Here are grounds for the possibilities:
First, leftist groups with million in funding may unduly influence the 2012 election in favor of Barack Obama. “Leftists dominate the field of election law,” according to J. Christian Adams, former Department of Justice attorney.
Adams writes that left-winger election experts enjoy a largely unopposed battlefield. “Leftist foundations, litigators and organizers have established permanent structures designed to alter election outcomes through policy advocacy and strategic litigation.” He names 13 organizations, along with courtroom practitioners who have “the full weight of Eric Holder behind them.” Plus, George Soros and his loaded billfold. If voters feel significantly disenfranchised, it could lead to enough anger to erupt in violence by normally peaceful citizens, even though throughout history conservatives deplore violence.
Second, If Obama is not reelected, his supporter base of young people and minorities, many of whom are dependent on government subsidies, could erupt in widespread violence. This would be particularly true if a new Republican administration makes huge needed reductions in federal outlays. When half the people believe they don’t have to work because the other half will take care of them—the welfare state in a degenerate, angry culture–we are ripe for massive violence.
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