Left’s Path from Politics of Personal Destruction to Physical Destruction

In the still dark hours of Wednesday morning, a man armed with a gun, a knife, and burglary tools was arrested outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home. According to police, the man claimed that he had a gun and a knife. come to kill Kavanaugh because of the leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health that could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade.

Violence by deranged lunatics follows superheated rhetoric.

Beginning with Democrats’ shameful conduct during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, they have attempted to demonize him and gin up anger within their political base about him and the court generally. Protestors protested at his hearings broke Capitol Police barricades, stormed up the Capitol steps, and broke through a line of police around the Supreme Court. Democrats did not respond.

That was just the beginning. When the court was confronted with another abortion case in 2020, then-Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, D.N.Y., directly threatened Kavanaugh as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch shouting to a mob outside the court: “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. Kavanaugh, I want to tell it. You have unleashed the whirlwind. You will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

The rhetoric escalated until protestors started to show up at the homesJustices of the Supreme Court. Now, some Democratic politicians have slowed down, but not because they are opposed to these protests. Instead, they have slowed down because they had provoked the rabble into action and are content to watch it roil ahead under the angry steam they have created.

It is, however. a crime to protest outside a judge’s house, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland won’t enforceThe law.  President Joe Biden refuses to condemn protestors targeting justices’ homes. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Speaker won’t movelegislation to provide security for justices and their families. Even Judge Ketanji brown Jackson refused to condemn the protests outside her soon-to-be colleagues’ homes.

Their silence today is just as badas their initial instigation. Perhaps even more so now that there was an attempt on a justice’s life and a firebombingA Buffalo crisis pregnancy center.

How can we look at Democrats’ collective shrug and conclude anything other than that they don’t particularly care that justices are in mortal danger?

This is something Democrats have said about Republicans. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has made itSeveral times. Former Texas Democratic Congressman Beto O’RourkeAmong many others. But of course, when violence is committed by people on the left—as in the case of the congressional baseball shootingOder the shooting at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility—that talking point quietly disappears.

It has always been clear that Democrats do not care about the conservative justices’ personal lives, well-being, or families. They were happy to destroy Kavanaugh, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and her family.  They did the exact same thing to Justice Clarence Thomas many years ago and have not stopped. They have done it again to other conservative judges. Even—in some cases—opposing them because of the color of their skin.

Democrats are not hesitant about the politics of personal ruin. They may have qualms about the politics of physical destruction, although they’re awfully quiet about it. In the minds of deranged lunatics like Justice Kavanaugh’s would-be assassin, however, the line between the two is thin—and made blurry by the anger Democrats incited and now refuse to rein in.

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