An incident that took place Monday night illustrates just how violent the anti-police demonstrations have become, and gives added importance to the Nov. 3 election.
A group protesting against police brutality surrounded a white SUV driven by a 60-year-old man. He was attempting to make a right-hand turn. When he slowed the vehicle to a crawl and sounded his horn, a "peaceful protester" approached the front passenger-side window, drew a handgun and fired, striking the driver.
The driver acceleratod straight through the intersection as the gunman fired a second round at the vehicle.
Perhaps the most horrifying thing about the incident is that it didn’t happen in Chicago or Minneapolis, New York City or Seattle.
The shooting took place in Provo — you know, in Utah, home of the wholesome, family-friendly Osmonds, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, alcohol-free Apple Beer and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
According to a report posted by the Provo Police Department on Facebook, “A male protestor ran to the SUV on the passenger side, pointed a handgun at driver and shot one round through the window.”
The report continued, "The driver, who was struck by the bullet, hit the gas trying to leave the situation. The same protestor ran after the vehicle and shot a second round that went through the rear passenger window. The video then shows that the protestor conceals the firearm and continues to protest."
But he wasn’t finished. "This same protestor later approached another vehicle at 500 North and University Avenue striking and breaking the window with the handgun."
One video used by the police depicts what happened from a distance.
You can see the vehicle approach the intersection. As the mob converges you hear the driver sounding his horn until the first shot is heard. You can hear the second shot being fired as the driver speds through the intersection.
The same video was then zoomed in on the gunman and slowed down, showing only the moment when the gunman drew and fired his weapon. It ends with the gunman pointing the firearm at the driver from the passenger side of the SUV.
The point is that it no longer matters where you live — blue state, red state, it makes, no difference. The "defund the police" crowd, Antifa, and the Black Lives Matter insanity that’s largely been taken over by "woked" white kids, has crept into nearly every crevice of every state almost without exception.
Utah’s squeaky-clean reputation a d conservative politics didn’t make the Beehive State immune from the disease that’s taken over society.
Provo’s reputation as one of the most "livable," pro-business communities in the United States didn’t prevent the home of Brigham Young University from being infected either.
The "all or nothing" demands coming from the left have invaded the halls of Congress as well, paralyzing it with hyper-partisanship.
And all of this makes the election in just four short months possibly the most important in any American’s lifetime. The worst thing we can do is to simply give in to the mob by flipping the Senate and putting Joe Biden in the White House.
If the Democratic Party were to gain complete control at the federal level, the first thing the Senate would do is to change the cloture rules to allow debate to end on any bill by a simple majority instead of the three-fifths, 60-vote rule in place now.
With that power they’ll be free to make the liberal District of Columbia the 51sr state, followed by Puerto Rico — in order to seal a Democratic one-party rule.
They’ll also hamstring law enforcement, to the point where no one (except the very worst candidates) would want to be a police officer. Think of the chaos created by the "security team" at Seattle’s CHOP enclave.
Next will come gun control. Biden has already indicated that he would place draconian restrictions on the private ownership of firearms.
Then we’d see a modified Green New Deal and a re-start of Obamacare, with Medicare-for-All as a backup.
But even that wouldn’t satisfy the demands of the BLM and Antifa crowd, who call for slavery reparations, restriction of speech and the deletion of nearly every vestige of American history. And they would continue to demand.
The only way to end this madness and heal the nation is to give them a resounding "No!" — by re-electing the president and flipping the House, turning Speaker Nancy Pelosi into a fading nightmare.
If we don’t, the United States will be unrecognizable within a decade.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. Read Michael Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.
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