Isn’t anyone asking why the municipalities under siege have not responded more aggressively to the rioters that are engulfing them? Why are the mobs permitted to camp where no camping is allowed, vandalize property, block traffic, harass citizens, and rape and loot each other? They are not exercising their right to free expression anymore than someone who yells fire in a crowded theater.
They are disturbing the peace – big time. They are a public nuisance, and an unsanitary threat to health, and that’s only for starters. Even a cursory reading of municipal statutes would find other more serious infractions.
One reason the authorities appear helpless in the face of the onslaught is that Obama’s Bullies use a tactic called “occupy the courts” when arrested, to stretch out court proceedings, straining city budgets, and making apprehension uneconomical.
So we have cities essentially being held hostage by a rabble. In Washington, D.C., defenseless citizens attending a dinner held by Americans For Prosperity, a conservative group, were mobbed and shoved, culminating in an attack on a 78-year-old woman who was pushed down a flight of stairs.
It would seem reasonable that there is more than one way to stop the lawlessness without bankrupting city governments. Almost every city has pollution ordinances that prohibit the open fires used by Obama’s Bullies to keep warm. Most cities require licenses for food handling. If those feeding the rabble have not obtained such licenses, they should be prohibited from purveying food. In other words, instead of being reactive, be proactive.
Is it not possible to make conditions so uncomfortable (it is winter after all) that the mob dwindles, making arrests of remaining miscreants more feasible?
To use an old cliché, surely a nation that sent men to the moon can figure out how to deal with uncivil disobedience.