Saturday, March 12, 2016

No win situation

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has made subtle threats to those who would oppose him as well as look to "reform" a long standing tradition of a free press. There has also been more than a few incidents of violent behavior taking place at some of his campaign rallies.

Regardless of whether or not you're a believer in God, the time tested law of "whatever you sow, so shall you reap" is irrefutable.

Hence the ugly incident in Chicago on Friday evening.

The violence at Trump's event at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion appeared to break out after Trump cancelled his appearance, amid angry protests inside and outside the venue. Five people reportedly were arrested.

Just to clarify that I absolutely do NOT condone the violence used by leftist protesters in an effort to silence Trump and his supporters. Assembling to oppose Trump's campaign is perfectly legitimate and even welcome. But to prevent others from assembling peacefully flies in the face of the First Amendment.

If Trump ever becomes President of the United States, his rhetoric would seem to suggest that he would use the power of that office to silence detractors. It does not appear this campaign cycle will have a happy ending, regardless of your political stripes.


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