Leftist, anarchist “demonstrations” are increasingly going beyond the safe, civil limits one would expect and hope for in a free society. Whether it’s been firebombing, window breaking, assaults, physically attacking a female college administrator, rioting against speakers with whom they disagree, or accosting U.S. cabinet members, these “protesters” are creating an increasingly volatile environment.
The next unhealthy step towards what could, and likely will lead to a dangerous situation was taken Wednesday on Long Island, when a group of angry people showed up in front of the private home of Congressman Peter King. This crew was literally within feet of our elected official’s front door, spewing their discontent over his vote for the American Health Care Act.
Many of the group were members of the Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition, afraid there would be cuts to Medicaid. Perhaps they were unaware the ObamaCare they so love just lost another huge provider, Aetna, and is rapidly, fiscally circling the drain. And that New York’s Medicaid spending is second only to much more populous California. And, the chances of any high profile, minority grievance group losing health coverage in the deep blue Empire State is between zero and -10.
But they could have and should have made their point marching in front of the Congressman King’s office, not steps away from where his family’s chosen to live. One of the surprises in the News 12 video is that this long serving representative resides in a very typical, middle class LI home, not some sprawling house in a gated community. Which makes this close encounter intrusion all the more troubling.
Weeks ago a group of LI “activists” took it upon themselves to descend on the home of a fellow who’d donated a significant sum of money to Donald Trump. Apparently, unhappy with simply protesting several times in front of his place of business, they creating an unsettling situation for him and his family. Guess the “thinking” was the whole clan had to be punished for the sin of giving their own money to a political candidate this mob didn’t, still doesn’t, and never will like.
These are some signs of big trouble looming. It’s bad enough that a private citizen, his wife and children can be made targets because of their political beliefs. But in many respects it is even worse when the local residence of member of Congress is somehow gleaned and then set upon by an angry bunch of “activists”. There seems no end in sight to this escalation of no-limits leftism, and not a single good thing can come from any of it.
Editor’s Note: The group that organized the protest is a wing of the Revolutionary Communist Party and is supported by Mayor Bill De Blasio. The head of both groups appears to be Carl Dix.