For the last several months, Americans have watched as angry activists across the political spectrum have increasingly turned to violence and mob intimidation to short-circuit our representative institutions and democratic processes. From Antifa violence in the Pacific Northwest to the storming of our nation’s capital, mobs have eroded our standing as a nation whose identity is founded on the rule of law protected by the institutions of a republic in which all take part.
In these early days of a new administration, both major political parties have a unique opportunity to speak out against mob actions and violence. Elected officials from Pennsylvania Avenue to our local main streets have an obligation today to rebuild trust in the institutions of a healthy and free republic.
Only when those entrusted with public service act with renewed seriousness and dedication to their offices will voters have trust restored in these institutions, rather than form mobs in desperation.
As we have seen in stark terms, the way of the mob is madness.Read More »