Opinion / Politics

America’s Silent, Rearming Majority

America'sAs news continues to flash on leftist violence, and – wonder of wonders – total virus cases fail to fall, a cultural change is afoot.  Oddly, against the trendline, this change may be good. Americans are getting reintroduced to their Constitution – and the Second Amendment.

Here is what is happening – and why it matters.  Mob behavior and violent crime are spiking. Socialist/anarchistic forces, originating in leftist cities, have overpowered peaceful protests.

As violence continues, Democrat mayors fumble and appease.  Fumbling never wins games. Appeasement never works.  As Winston Churchill said in WWII, “an appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”  In time, it does.

Instability is spreading.  As a result, President Trump has moved decisively to protect federal property, stabilize cities and suburbs terrorized by organized promotors of crime and chaos.

Legally, lest there be question, the President has full authority to send federal law enforcement to locations where federal property and equities are at risk.  Federal law enforcement already coordinates closely with state and local police in all 50 states.

Federal law enforcement officers already support state and locals in counter-narcotics, counterterrorism, and countering hundreds of categories of crime prosecuted at all levels.

To be clear, co-jurisdictional crimes include advocating overthrow of the government, aggravated assault and battery, arson, assault with a deadly weapon, assaulting federal officers, murder and attempted murder, bombings, harassment, coercion, conspiracy, damage to religious property, demands against the US, drive-by shootings, drug trafficking, falsely claiming citizenship, obstruction of criminal investigations, rescue of seized property, trespassing, treason, vandalism, and other acts.

So, the problem afoot now, especially in Democrat-led states, is that federal law enforcement is limited – 100,000 to protect 330 million, a ratio of federal officers to citizens that is 1:3,300.  If Democrat leaders in enflamed states refuse to deploy local law enforcement, forbid responding to 911, or push defunding, delegitimizing, and denying protection to police, these troubled jurisdictions become unprotected.  Without enforcement, rule of law does not exist.

That we are even discussing this is mind-boggling, in a nation that has long balanced individual liberty, equal opportunity and order. Americans respect conscientious law enforcement.

Until 2020, no major political party – even for opportunistic reasons – advocated lawlessness for political gain, or advanced chaos as an alternative to ordered liberty.  No mayor allowed their city to burn, violence and agitation to multiply, and citizens to go unprotected.

Yet that is the policy being promoted – with horrific results – by Democrat leaders. In a divided nation – increasingly unprotected, fumbling, and appeasing, where is the good news?  Just here.

Americans of all stripes are re-learning why our Founders inserted that Second Amendment, affirming our right to self-defense. It affirms “security of a free state” requires that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

As George Washington, wrote: “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.”  Alexander Hamilton wrote: “The Constitution shall never be construed … to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”  They should know – they wrote it.

With rediscovery of our sacred right to self-defense, comes good news. Americans in cities and suburbs are not taking bad leadership and rising violence lying down. They are stepping up.

Proof that Americans care about rule of law and ordered liberty, will not abide lawlessness, is mounting.  In March 2020, data affirmed: “Fears of the Covid-19 virus sparked a gun-buying surge …” See, e.g., https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2020/03/21/who-are-buying-all-these-guns/.

More than 3.7 million background checks were done in March, the most “in 20 years.” See, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/01/us-gun-purchases-coronavirus-record.

The trend is now accelerating.  By July, fears of social unrest sent gun buying sky-high.  One report notes: “The gun industry has never seen anything like 2020,” an “explosion of sales driven by concerns over rising crime, protests, the coronavirus crisis, and the presidential election …,” adding “new sales and customer data collected from gun stores are even more shocking than the latest historic level of FBI background checks …” See, https://patriotrising.com/arms-industry-gun-buys-up-95-ammo-139-sales-to-blacks-jump-58/.

In short, gun purchases “nearly doubled in the first six months of 2020,” as ammunition “surged 139 percent.”  The jump crosscuts demographics.  To protect families, buyers are “blacks, Asians, and Hispanics,” with the “highest overall firearm sales… black men and women,” a “58.2 percent increase in purchases.”  Why?  Without police, communities become insecure.

What does higher violence, poor leadership, and rising firearm sales mean?  Americans love their freedom, know insecurity when they see it, and want to be safe. They are tiring of leftist agitation and violence. They do not trust Democrat leaders to stop it, not with fumbling and appeasement.

This is a consequential year. The future will be defined by whether we protect rule of law in unsettled times. As the year progresses and election nears, what may be unseen is how America’s silent, rearming majority feels.  More may prioritize rule of law.  We will see on November 3.

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Rik
2 months ago

I fully expect President Trump to be re-elected in a landslide. Why? … Because the American people are finally getting a “Real” view of what today’s Democratic Party has evolved into! And they are no longer trying to disguise it. They are truly Communist!!! What I don’t understand is why they have fully come out in the open. And I truly believe that by doing so they are guaranteeing that President Trump gets re-elected! They couldn’t believe nor accept that Hillary lost and President Trump has proven to be their worst nightmare. He is not the typical Republican who is… Read more »

Kaye
2 months ago

Thank you for this article. I am hoping it will not come to us having to use our guns. What is happening is a dystopia film being played out. I pray that people will learn the constitution and protect it! It is what holds our liberties together. A great book is A Miracle That Changed the World The 5000 Year Leap, principles of freedom 101. This has opened my eyes to the beauty of the constitution and our responsiblity concerning it. Let us all work together to hold this country together. In all sincerity…God Bless America.❤

Grumpyoldcoot
2 months ago

It is outrageous that the Communists (formerly called “Democrats,” are trying to overthrow city and state governments, without any orders given to law enforcement personnel to stop the looting, burning, violence and chaos from BLM/Antifa, sponsored by billionaire George Soros. Soros wants to overthrow America in order to form his “utopia” of a one-world society, with no borders and no national sovereignty anywhere. The man is evil and completely insane.   Unless the despicable rioting (cloaked as “peaceful” protests) is put down and participants arrested and prosecuted, I’m afraid that we who are silent are in for a bumpy ride.… Read more »

Mytake
2 months ago

I hope and Pray for President Trump to be re-elected.

Wayne Peterkin
2 months ago

The “fumbling and appeasement” seems an understatement. Too many of the politicians, all Democrats, are ideologically aligned and sympathetic to the mobs and therefore have zero interest in stopping the destruction and terror. The Portland Mayor actually joined them at one point! They are part of the problem, not the solution. Yes, a large segment of the American public are preparing for the worst hoping it does not come to that. But we will defend ourselves, our families, our homes, and our property by whatever means become necessary including lethal force.

Paul W
2 months ago

Excellent article. Most issues won’t cause somebody to vote for the “other party”. I believe that public safety/ law and order are exceptions to that rule. I’m hopeful EVERY voter is aware that the repulsive dim politicians have really stepped in it this time. I’m praying that dim voters are intelligent enough to comprehend that their party has crossed WAY over the line. We’ll see.

Brenda Blunt
2 months ago

So glad that Americans are rising up and trying to take back what is ours. Those who want violence should be the ones to pay for all of the damages and anything else associated with it all. Also, those mayors and such should not be receiving any federal aid since they chose to do nothing.

Pamela L Shearhart
2 months ago

Re-arming? More like adding to our self-defense capabilities. We also added cameras, fencing and signage. No commie socialist brainwashed TODDLERS are going to be bothering us. We also stay informed and inform others. Silent, my hindquarters!👌

Doug C
2 months ago

The LEFT (Demo-Commie-Socio-Marxists) are so blinded by their hate and racism, they can’t see the road they are are on goes to NOWHERE….

Emily
2 months ago

Personally, I think it’s time to go in shooting. These people haven’t proven themselves to be only disrupters, but also murderers. Innocent people are being harmed and killed, even children. They are walking the streets while gym owners and home owners are being charged and arrested. I’ve never seen anyone so blatantly stupid in my life as these Democratic “leaders”. They all have “Pelosi Carcinoma” of the brain. All are terminally ill.

Mack
2 months ago

Time to use a harder material than rubber.

Rick J.
2 months ago

When President Trump is reelected, the left wing nut jobs are going to cry foul, and really step up their violent
attacks. If you don’t have a weapon, I would advise buying one now, and learning how to use it. Better to have it and not use it. then needing it and not having it. Time is growing short.

Drue
2 months ago

As the violence spills over into peaceful neighborhoods, we all had better be prepared. If you have a concealed carry permit, I suggest you carry anytime you leave your home. Put a weapon within easy reach of where you watch TV and answer the door. Do not leave doors unlocked around the home. If you have a dog, trust their instincts when they bark to alert you to possible threats. If you go to see what they are barking at, carry your weapon at the ready. Have a weapon near your nightstand. If you have children or grandkids visiting, exercise… Read more »

Phil Hammersley
2 months ago

We MUST retake the House and keep the Senate. Even with the vile RINOs, we need to overthrow idiots like Nadless, AOC, Tlaib, Cohen, Schiff, and the rest!

Patriot Will
2 months ago

As the article so aptly points out, more and more Americans are arming themselves in case all hell breaks loose all over this country. Personally, I do not understand how mayors who appease and even join the forces of chaos and evil are allowed to stay in office. These mayors have destroyed their vows to serve and protect the public.The mayors who refuse to stand up against the violent criminals and anarchists are actually “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”

Mary
2 months ago

Since the Clintons came to DC, the country has progressively deteriorated. The Bushes were weak, then came Obama straight out of hell. Here we are today. We tried a breath of fresh air when Trump won the Presidency, but the left never let us enjoy the prosperity he brought along. China loves to see all this internal chaos. Sounds as if we are in for a bitter fight leading up to November 3, 2020. President Trump wins or China will rule us. Keep praying……

James
2 months ago

I always knew the the national news media was a mouth piece for the democrat party, but in the past they at least tried to hide it. Now, the gloves are off! Now, as the democrat party slides into communism the democrat communist news media is with them all the way. Truth be told, the news media is probably the catalyst. Honesty and journalistic integrity is gone. Voters beware!

Gary Z
2 months ago

We must take a stand for freedom, liberty and justice for all. The country is reaching a breaking point and we cannot waiver at this crucial time. We the people have had enough political correctness and cancel culture and now anarchy in the streets being celebrated by liberal politicians that should be held accountable for the destruction of America. Wrong has become right, right has become wrong! Vote these idiots out of office and Support President Trump, the police and conservative leaders who will uphold the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, especially the Second Amendment for the right to… Read more »

aluminum head
2 months ago

ALWAYS be prepared to defend your perimeter, no matter WHERE you LIVE. As you can see, when it comes down to it, YOU have to protect / defend YOURself and YOUR family. Wake up, Americans.

Teresa
2 months ago

I love America. I also love Robert B Charles’ articles.

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