EDITOR NOTE: Once we reach a situation in which politically-motivated violence becomes a regular event, we’ll have crossed the line into the beginnings of a civil war. A man’s home was bombed for the simple fact that he’s a Trump supporter. Another Trump supporter’s residence was fire bombed while his family was inside. These are deplorable acts that should never be supported, no matter which side you’re on. There’s no benefit from acts of civil violence when balance and civility can be achieved. Sadly, it appears that such a balance has been disrupted; perhaps permanently, as democracy itself is under fire.
Imagine for a second that you’re upstairs in your bedroom relaxing late in the evening. Maybe you’re asleep or just staying up late watching tv. All of a sudden you hear a loud noise and rush downstairs to see what you never thought you would- your living room is gone, blown to smithereens, completely demolished.
This was the terrifying reality for a man in Michigan on Saturday. You may wonder what someone could possibly do to warrant their house being bombed. Well, the victim of the bombing believes he was attacked because of his support for President Trump.
I don’t think there is anything someone could do to warrant an explosive device being thrown into their house in the middle of the night. But of all things, because of someone’s political beliefs, is one of the most absurd and evil things I can imagine.
While the motivation behind the bombing is still under investigation, the owner of the home strongly believes the attacks are because of his support for Trump. He puts Trump flags in his yard, something that in today’s day and age unfortunately paints a target on people’s backs.
But does one’s political belief warrant a bombing? Absolutely not.
It’s no secret that I’m a conservative, I’m proud of my beliefs and gladly tell people about them when I get a chance. There are countless things I disagree with liberals about- abortion and gun rights to name a couple. However, I would never, ever, even consider harming someone over their beliefs. Even when disagreeing with a liberal I try to remain respectful and kind. People are people regardless of their gender, religion, background, or political belief.
Because someone is a Trump supporter doesn’t mean they deserve to die any more than a Biden supporter deserves to.
One of the saddest and most pathetic parts of this story is that Democrats seem to be the only ones going to such extremes to demonstrate their anger. Biden and Harris won the election, by cheating and lying, but technically they won. Instead of burning down buildings and causing violence, conservatives regrouped, called for recounts, and are praying and hoping things change.
There have been very few cases of conservatives harming liberals and when there are, the offenders are unstable, extreme individuals. Though I don’t believe that the actions of one individual represent a whole group, I do believe that people are known by the company they keep and the groups they choose to associate with. Democratic leaders have been known to encourage violence and discord then backtrack and speak out against it to save face.
When conservative does something extreme and violent, they are always in the minority and sane conservatives speak out against the violence.
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been one of the worst years in history, bombing someone’s house isn’t going to make it any better. A few months ago I wrote an article about someone lighting a Trump supporter’s house on fire in another state. The man’s family was in the home. These barbaric attacks are not new and I don’t foresee them going away.
Democrats are once again showing just how extreme, violent, and evil they really are.
Originally posted on David Harris Jr