When President Trump formally accepted the Republican Party's nomination for a second term in office Thursday, he painted a clear picture of what distinguishes his vision for the country versus that of the Democratic Party.
"At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas," he told some 1,500 supporters gathered on the South Lawn of the White House. "This election will decide whether we save the American dream or whether we allow a socialist agenda to demolish our cherished destiny."
As the president delivered his address, "mostly peaceful demonstrators" outside the White House threatened police, chanted "If we don't get it (justice), burn it down!," harassed and punched at least one onlooker and chased a cameraman out of the area.
After the White House event the mob surrounded Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and his wife as they tried to make their way to their hotel room. Author and commentator Matt Walsh couldn't help notice something significant about the encounter – one that distinguishes the two major parties.
"Notice how Rand Paul stops to make sure the cop is okay even as the mob surrounds him," Walsh tweeted. "Stark contrast between an honorable man like Rand Paul and the horrible pieces of trash in the mob."
Meanwhile full-blown riots were taking place elsewhere.
Structures and vehicles in Kenosha, Wis. were burned, but Politifact wanted everyone to know that although there was "a fire at a used-car dealership" and the rioters "burned the sign of a nearby church, ... protesters didn't 'burn down a black church,' like a recent Facebook post claims."
The church's sign the rioters burned said, "Black Lives Matter."
The rioting also had the approval of Democrats across the country.
Portland, Oregon has been the scene of nightly looting, destruction and fires, prompting indifference from its Democratic mayor Ted Wheeler. He told Oregon Public Radio this week that his strategy was to let the violence "burn itself out."
Odd choice of words.
On the other side of the country the Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate approved a bill that would significantly reduce the penalty for assaulting a police officer from a felony conviction to a misdemeanor.
If found guilty, it would also remove any mandatory jail time.
Also this week a Virginia Senate committee voted down a provision that would have made lawless autonomous or occupied zones illegal. Those areas typically take over and deface blocks of public and private property, and harass and sometimes attack legal residents.
After the committee vote was taken, a Democrat lawmaker branded it "the most useless piece of legislation I've ever seen."
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is another fan of lawlessness.
After yet another night of rioting, looting, arson and destruction in Kenosha, Wis., she asked, "When will it stop?" But Waters wasn't referring to the violence. She was talking about the police.
"When will the police that we pay to protect and serve stop killing black people?" Waters asked following yet another night of violent protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin."
While Democrats continue to act as enablers to the rioting and destruction, the Trump administration continues building the country.
It's building peace in the Middle East, it's building trade deals with other countries that result in building and expanding American business and independence. That, in turn, builds more jobs — especially for the middle class, minorities and women.
He's also building a wall at the southern border to add to our security.
And while the Democratic Party supports the destruction of life in the womb up to the moment of birth, former liberal Democrat pro-choice Trump has become the most pro-life president in history, prompting The Catholic Association to release its master list of Trump's pro-life accomplishments.
"The Black Lives Matter crowd has overplayed its hand," according to a commentary posted Thursday in the Washington Examiner.
And so have Antifa thugs and autonomous zoners. And they know it.
So why do they continue rioting? Because they know they already lost. They know the president will easily win re-election. Rioting is the only method they have to express their bitterness.
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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