This is the path followed by the Left: rule by mob. Whomever is the loudest carries the day.
We are already ruled by mob, bullies and totalitiarians. If we don’t show some size and force, history will say of us as Solzenitzen said:
And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!
How is that people who have been crushed by the sheer weight of slavery and cast to the bottom of the pit can nevertheless find the strength to rise up and free themselves, first in spirit and then in body; while those who soar unhampered over the peaks of freedom suddenly lose the taste for freedom, lose the will to defend it, and, hopelessly confused and lost, almost begin to crave slavery.
Indeed, they were let loose in Wisconsin, and more recently in Austin.
More accurately, we are governed by an Administration of unscrupulous ideologues. But this is a democratic republic. The people have the power of free speach and right to exercise the citizens’ franchise. We are not yet a Third World banana republic, and I would prefer to keep it that way.
Organizing baying mobs to shake fists at the Capitol Building is not the proper way to effect change. Calling your congressman's or senator's office and expressing your thoughts, writing letters to the editor, gathering on the village green with picket signs: these are the actions of active citizens in a democracy. Conversely, unsubtle threats of violence are the tactics of the Left: ‘no justice, no peace,’ and similar nonsense. Let us refrain from this.
If I were a “kid” it is unlikely that I would express this view. Indeed, I am not and have lived through the disorder of the Sixties and the despair of the Seventies. I have seen how high the price of freedom was for people who actually lived under totalitarian governments, as Solzhenitsyn did. Therefore, I wish to preserve our Republic, a government that rules by the will of the people and abides by the rule of law. Introduction of rule by the largest and most potentially destructive mob will only lead to chaos, followed by tyranny. Count me out.