By Joe Ragonese
On Thursday, February 9, 2017, only 20 days after his inauguration, President Trump issued three executive orders that dealt with the issue of law and order. The first order was to break up the cartels, ‘that have spread across our nation and are destroying the blood of our youth, and many other people.’ “We’ve got to stop the drugs from coming into our country,” President Trump said to Bill O’Reilly in a Fox News interview.
A second order enacted will create a task force within the Justice Department to reduce violent crime in America and the third was dedicated to stopping the crimes and violence against America’s Law Enforcement Officers. “It’s a shame what’s been happening to our great—truly—great law enforcement officers,” the President said while signing the order, “that’s going to stop today.”
Keeping his promise to be our law and order President, he has taken the first steps in returning America into a nation of laws. This is a good start; however, to make it truly great again, the lawlessness and disorder that now is causing havoc across America, due to the violent disruptions from the radical left, must be addressed. In order to stop the left’s war on the electorate, those of us who voted for President Trump or simply support his policies, law and order must first prevail. The level of unrest that we are seeing in defiance of the will of the voters is not new and is being caused by the same violent anti-American Marxists that tried to destroy America 50 years ago.
During the 1960’s, radical leftist crime was rampant by the very groups that took over the Democratic Party in 1968. At that convention in Chicago, outlaw organizations like Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Weather Underground (weathermen), and the Black Panthers, went from being criminals to the leaders of the Democrat Party. When the high ranking criminals within those organizations were later arrested, most received only light or no sentences for crimes that ranged from rioting, armed robbery, theft, murder and terrorism.
Two people that highlight the criminality of the Democrat Party, are Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Both are close friends of Obama. Bill Ayers, the son of a prominent Cook County, Illinois, Democrat, was arrested and tried for inciting to riot on the streets of Chicago, one of those known as the Chicago Eight, he was released by a Democrat Cook County judge. That leniency only led him to become involved with bombings in Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York City, New York, and elsewhere. Although his involvement was well known, he was never charged for his participation in those events, which led to the death and maiming of several people. He did have arrest warrants issued for him, but he went into hiding until legal technicalities would make prosecution fruitless.
Ayers is unrepentant for his actions, having said in a 2000 interview with the New York Times, “I don’t regret setting bombs, I feel we didn’t do enough.” Asked if he would do it again, he replied, “I don’t want to discount the possibility.” Ayers confessed his terrorist activities in two books he authored, bragging about bombings in New York against police stations and military recruiting offices, the White House and Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and the Pentagon. As to the Pentagon bombing, he bragged that the bomb cost around $500 and caused thousands of dollars of damage.
His wife, Bernadine Dohrn, was alongside him all the way, and also in other operations, including the bombing of the University of Wisconsin, where the weathermen, led by Dohrn and Ayers, played a significant role in providing explosives. One death occurred in this bombing as well as three innocent people being maimed. Dohrn helped form the Weather Underground (weathermen) and was one of the creators of their ‘declaration of war against imperialist United States of America.’ These organizations were avowed Communist revolutionary cells whose objective was the destruction of America. She, like all the other 60 and 70’s terrorists, received only token sentences for their treason against America, Dohrn spending less than a year in prison. Both she and Ayers then became professors at universities in Chicago.
This criminal behavior of 60’s Democrats, Communists, and radical leftists has set the standard by which those groups today, trying to undue the results of our last election, are behaving. This isn’t something new; however, because it has never stopped, it has just been overlooked. The war on America, declared by those 60’s Marxists, wasn’t lost in their minds; it was only transformed from an overt campaign to a surreptitious one; as they continued to fight, tooth and nail, against conservatives in every way possible. In 1997, John and Alice Martin, two Democrat Party activists from Florida, followed Speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, and illegally recorded a private conversation he had on his cell phone.
That act is a felony in both federal and Florida statutes. That conversation was used in an ethics investigation of the Speaker of the House that would eventually lead to his resignation. No Democrat has ever been subjected to illegally obtained evidence being allowed to be used against him. Gingrich was the man responsible for leading Republicans back to the majority in both houses for the first time in 40 years, in 1992. Doing so made him enemy number one in the eyes of the left. They were out for him and did everything they could until they were able to force him out of office. It is the same strategy that they are unleashing against President Trump.
The Martins were not arrested or prosecuted for their illegal activity by the FBI or Florida authorities. Sound anything like the FBI and Hillary? In fact, in case after case, leftists and Democrats are routinely forgiven for their crimes while conservatives and Republicans are prosecuted and given the stiffest sentences.
Look at the difference between President Nixon’s Attorney General, John Mitchell, and Obama’s, Eric Holder. Mitchell was charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury, for the Watergate burglary. He was prosecuted by a special prosecutor, appointed by a Democrat led congress, and sentenced to eight years in prison. Holder, on the other hand, committed the same crimes during the Fast and Furious investigation, and was found in contempt of congress, but was not charged by the Democrat Department of Justice. He is today an attorney representing illegal immigrants for the State of California, in opposition to President Trump.
This blatant covering up of the left’s wrongdoing is why during Obama’s first term, photos of armed black panthers intimidating voters at a polling place and Democratic operatives, during this past election, who were recorded on video by Operation Veritas bragging about committing voter fraud across state lines, felt emboldened enough to commit these felonies without fear of repercussions. They have not yet been investigated. The examples are too numerous to delineate here, but when the left commits a political crime they know that they will not be charged, while conservatives are charged for every minor infraction.
Project Veritas’ founder, James O’Keefe, was prosecuted for entering a federal office under false pretense when he lied about his reason for interviewing then U.S. Senator, Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, and then making it public. You know, kind of like the embarrassing video of President Trump making remarks about women in a private conversation. Oh, yeah, nothing was done to those who released that information.
Film maker Dinesh D’Souza paid a heavy price for being a conservative; he was arrested and convicted of making illegal political contributions to a Republican in New York. It was a total of $20,000, unlike the millions that the Clinton foundation has illegally taken. The Clinton’s have yet to be charged with any crime, even though their illegal actions are obvious to anyone who is looking.
In order to restore America to its past greatness, President Trump must begin investigating those who have committed crimes on the left, often openly, and prosecutions must begin. They must be made to realize that they will be held to account for their actions. He promised to drain the swamp, it begins by making those on the left pay a price for their illegal conduct. When that happens, we won’t have George Soros’ rent-a-mobs capriciously destroying police cars, attacking Trump supporters and making false allegations against conservatives. It is only then that America can become great again.