It’s bad enough that someone in America could become so unhinged by nonstop far-left media propaganda that he’d try to kill a Supreme Court justice. But far worse is the blasé reaction by the Democratic Party and its extreme-left pro-abortion allies to the attempted murder of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Following his arrest in the early hours Wednesday, Nicholas John Roske told federal law enforcement officials that he intended to kill Kavanaugh. He was, he said, angry that the Supreme Court might soon overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion decision — which, by the way, would only mean that states, not the federal government, would determine abortion laws.
Roske meant business. He was toting a bag that, as the arrest record noted, contained a Glock 17 pistol, ammunition, a knife, zip ties, pepper spray, duct tape, and other items, which he hoped to use to kill Kavanaugh.
Just another deranged lunatic? A one-off by a lone nut? Hardly. It seems the Democrats’ increasingly violent rhetoric in recent years continues to bear its poison fruit.
A mere day before Roske was nabbed, pro-abortion activists firebombed a pro-life CompassCare pregnancy center outside Buffalo, in what the Washington Free Beacon described as “the latest in a series of attacks on pro-life offices and churches since the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.”
To leave no doubt about who was behind the bombing, the perps left a scrawled message: “Jane Was Here,” a reference to the anonymous “Jane Roe” of the “Roe v. Wade” decision.
But even violent leftists who get caught red handed get off easy under President Joe Biden’s Justice Department, headed by Merrick Garland.
Two radical lawyers, Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, were found to have handed out Molotov cocktails to other rioters during the 2020 violence, and even threw one of the explosives into a cop car before escaping.
The Justice Department, still under control of the Trump White House, pushed for 10 years behind bars for the duo, along with special “terrorist enhancement” penalties, clearly appropriate for this case.
Didn’t happen. Instead, in a new softened plea deal, Garland last month reduced the amount of time to be served by the terrorists from the original 10 years down to 18-24 months.
No word yet on when those who are illegally being held under charges for the Jan. 6 “insurrection” will be given similar leniency.
It may seem highly coincidental that all this should be coming together on the very day the Democrats began a televised show trial for the Jan. 6, 2021, demonstrations in the nation’s capital.
But, in fact, this is a strategy, taken straight from Marxist “organizer” Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals.” In that tome, he wrote the following: “Accuse your opponent of what you are doing, to create confusion and to inculcate voters against evidence of your own guilt”
This is precisely what Democratic “progressives” are doing now. As they run sham Jan. 6 “hearings” built on lies and exaggerations, they’ve been engaged in a massive actual insurrection for years now.
Dating back to the summer of 2020, when major cities exploded into violence over the death of criminal suspect George Floyd while in police custody, the Democrats have looked for ways to stir more violence while weakening the criminal justice system.
Just look at the number of radical district attorneys across the country who owe their jobs to contributions from socialist billionaire George Soros. They are now emptying jails and putting murderers back on the streets, with predictable results. This is the real insurrection.
It’s still hard to get Democrats to unequivocally criticize the 2020 riots (Democrats and their leftist media buddies called them “mostly peaceful”) that terrorized citizens, caused more than $2 billion in damage, and led to the deaths of at least 28 people.
But there were plenty who had inflammatory remarks about both the Jan. 6 demonstrations in Washington and the Supreme Court’s new conservative majority.
Most egregious of all were comments by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. In 2020, he set the tone for the current violent threats against the U.S. Supreme Court with what can only be called a direct threat of violence.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh: You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Schumer said. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
This speech wasn’t on the steps of Congress; it was right outside the U.S. Supreme Court building at a “protest” over the possibility that Roe v. Wade might be overturned by a conservative high court majority.
In the meantime, Schumer’s followers in the pro-abortion movement continue to violate the law, doxxing and demonstrating in front of Supreme Court justices’ homes in a transparent attempt at intimidation.
“Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights,” the radical “Ruth Sent Us” group’s website explains. “We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics.”
A “diversity of tactics”? How about breaking the law.
According to 18 U.S. Code § 115, threatening a federal official “with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with such official, judge, or law enforcement officer while engaged in the performance of official duties, or with intent to retaliate against such official, judge, or law enforcement officer on account of the performance of official duties, shall be punished” with a fine and/or up to 10 years in prison.
Citing a Homeland Security memo, Axios recently reported that “Law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship and abortion clinics.”
So, yes, it’s real.
By egging on the demonstrators and ignoring their illegal behavior, the Democrats have contributed to an atmosphere of violent intimidation. It’s a direct subversion of our constitutional form of government, a blatant attempt to weaken and undermine the integrity of one of the three co-equal branches of our federal government.
Maybe we missed it, but we’ve yet to hear any comments from either House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Schumer condemning the recent protests or even the lunatic Roske who, quite possibly, was “inspired” by Pelosi’s and Schumer’s intemperate remarks about the Supreme Court’s conservative majority.
Pelosi’s House Democrats this week even blocked a bill that would give Supreme Court justices better protection from potentially violent, unhinged people like Roske. As for Biden, after stumbling through an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, he warned of a “mini-revolution” if Roe is overturned.
Here’s a modest proposal: How about a “June 8 Committee” to look into the ongoing insurrection against the U.S. Supreme Court, American law enforcement and the criminal justice system?
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board