• Commentary: Ted, Marco, and John: Snap judgment is bad Judgment

    Donald Trump’s appearance at a Chicago rally was shut down by Protesters against his campaign and fights between the protesters and his supporters spilled out into the street of Chicago. Mr. Trump’s rivals Ted, Marco, and John immediately blamed Mr. Trump for the violence at the rallies. I’m reminded how many times President Obama commented, without facts, on violent situations like Ferguson, Trayvon Martin, Charleston, and many others, to the point he was further inciting the riot because he had a political agenda.

    Before the facts where in, Mr. Trump’s competitors were criticizing him as the cause of the riot because of the rhetoric in his campaign. After a few days of gathering some facts, we find that the three Republican candidates misspoke when they charged that Mr. Trump was responsible for the unrest. By their own admission the leadership of Moveon.org admitted that they were not only responsible for disrupting the rally and inciting the riot in Chicago, but they plan to do more to shut down Mr. Trump’s freedom of speech in future rallies.

    Now that this Democratic front group Moveon.org has claimed credit for the actions, where are Bernie and Hillary or the Republicans in denouncing this attack on freedom of speech? The Democratic Party and its leaders provide financial support for Moveon.Org. According to FactCheck.org, “MoveOn.org has grown into a major political force — both at the grassroots and national level. It was a 527 committee that took in unlimited contributions from major Democratic donors. During the 2004 presidential campaign, MoveOn.org was the seventh-largest 527 committee and spent $21 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Initial donors included billionaire George Soros, a major donor to liberal causes, who spent millions in 2004 trying unsuccessfully to defeat President Bush.”

    Because Trump is the front-runner, Moveon has decided to try and defeat him thereby increasing Hilary’s chances to win the presidency. Their actions are designed to disrupt the assemblies of people that are supporting Trump and taking away their freedom of speech. If they can create enough fear in the minds of potential Trump supporters about their own safety they will not go to his rallies, and in turn, Moveon hopes his support will decline out of fear and intimidation. The Drudge Report published an article that said that the man who rushed the stage in an appearance by Trump in Dayton Ohio, on Saturday, was found to have a web page that’s showed him dragging the American flag on the ground and reported that the attacker was an ISIS supporter.

    The real issue here is the attack on freedom of speech by Moveon and Trump’s rivals. Trump has reacted to people who attack his audience and take away his constitutional right of freedom of speech.  In a way, America wants America to respond to those who attack us verbally and physically.  Trump’s comments reflect what America is thinking, “Get them out of here.”

    As to the Chicago riot, Trump responded to a CNN, question about his decision to postpone the event, by saying, “I sacrificed my Freedom of Speech for the safety of my supporters.”  I think that in the future, Ted, Marco, and John should be careful what they say because their campaigns and their freedom of speech that could come under attack.

    Moveon and Trumps competitors made a mistake in thinking that they could disrupt the momentum of the Trump campaign. His competitors thought they could gain ground and slow down the Trump campaign by attacking Trump for the riots. The CNN video of the attack has probably gone viral by now and has been seen by millions. The image of the Secret Service standing between the attacker and Trump has made him more real. If you watch the video you will see that Trump stands his ground and he doesn’t cower and run. Watch the polls and especially watch the votes on Tuesday for reaction by the voters on both sides of the aisle.

    Dan Perkins

    Dan Perkins is a novelist who has written a trilogy on a terrorist attack against the United States. The Brotherhood of the Red Nile series is available at Amazon.com. Mr. Perkins book web site is www.danperkins.guru.

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