On Monday, athletic anomaly Herschel Walker had a thing or two to say about the nation’s violent and destructive rioting.
The NFL legend tweeted a video decrying the devastation of innocents’ property and livelihood.
He also marveled at elected officials allowing the assault:
“[I] watch a lot of these beautiful cities being destroyed by people rioting, and I saw all these local leaders that won’t step to the plate to protect their citizens or their citizens’ businesses.”
Herschel has an idea where justice is concerned — he believes the criminal activity across state lines should come with federal consequence:
“[I]’m gonna step up to the plate and become a local leader in the sense that I want to put in a mandate that anyone arrested during a riot and they’re not from that city — they don’t have a residence in that city or that town — should be arrested and get federal time. Because I pay state and federal taxes. So on my federal taxes, I want them to get federal time for the crime they’ve committed. “
Outsiders coming to Riot into other communities should get Federal Time for destroying lives and businesses! #StopTheViolence @FoxNews @CNN @JudgeJeanine @MSNBC @POTUS @RudyGiuliani pic.twitter.com/ZlEakY4IaQ
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) September 7, 2020
As noted by Fox News, the Olympic bobsledder’s remarks come less than a day after longtime friend Donald Trump pointed to terror in Democrat-run cities:
“Rochester N.Y., Brooklyn N.Y., Portland – All had bad nights, all weakly run by Radical Left Democrat Governors and Mayors! Get the picture?”
Rochester N.Y., Brooklyn N.Y., Portland – All had bad nights, all weakly run by Radical Left Democrat Governors and Mayors! Get the picture?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2020
He’s not wrong — incredibly, mobs are being allowed to literally lay siege (Language Warning):
Yesterday in Pittsburgh, PA – BLM terrorists accost yet more people dining at a restaurant. They drank people's beverages from off their tables, broke glass, and knocked things around in the outdoor dining area. Sent by @mammayjustajoo (1/2) pic.twitter.com/OkiVR3oqI3
— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) September 6, 2020
"If they don't give us our sh*t, we'll shut it down." Black Lives Matter protesters in Rochester demand reparations, or else. pic.twitter.com/FEiXubjfnK
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 6, 2020
“You’re setting fires in the streets? No, that’s violence. That’s violent. Get out of my way” A woman demands to be let through the street, which protesters have blockaded near the precinct #Portland #PortlandProtests pic.twitter.com/wAiZfJcotf
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 7, 2020
Graphic: Another angle of the person being set on fire by a Molotov cocktail thrown by antifa militants in SE Portland. Rioters try to help but don’t do much. Cops are the ones who rush in & put out the flames. Video by @BGOnTheScene. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/9gNFo73Lyc
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 6, 2020
*Largely peaceful* rioters interrupt violent diners at local Rochester restaurants claiming "It was self defense, they all had knives, and I couldn't just stand by and let them murder my friends. We had no choice". #FakeNewsMedia #RochesterRiots #AntifaTerrorists https://t.co/Srl0As9GHa pic.twitter.com/k6BEsCHbQJ
— 6% BlueState 94% Vacatur (@ShoreProgress) September 5, 2020
Meanwhile, some — such as Andrew Cuomo’s secretary and chair of the New York State Council on Women & Girls — choose to speak as if the decimation doesn’t exist:
Sadly for this President, a peaceful protest is a 'bad night' — he thrives on anarchy and stokes the flames of division. https://t.co/1rmgeUafg1
— Melissa DeRosa (@melissadderosa) September 7, 2020
All that Democratic denial’s not likely to help the party in November, but I guess we’ll see.
As for the protestors, they are — it seems to me — agitators rather than activists. An activist fights for a cause, which appears to be missing from the ninja-suited folks turning out tyranny.
While I can’t be sure of their motivations, they appear caught up in the excitement of revolting against not revolting as if playing a game.
Before more people are hurt — or killed — the madness must be brought to an absolute end.
So says taxpayer Herschel Walker:
“Local leaders, it’s time for y’all to step to the plate and take control. This has got to stop.”
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