Mayor of Portland to Trump: Get your troops out of the city (copy) (copy)

Police stand by as protesters gather during a demonstration last week in Portland, Ore. Federal officers deployed tear gas and fired less-lethal rounds into a crowd. The actions came just hours after the head of the Department of Homeland Security called the protesters “violent anarchists.”

Where are the NRA, the Tea Party and constitutional conservatives?

For 50 years the NRA warned Americans of federal troops marching in U.S. cities, arbitrarily seizing citizens.

Twelve years ago the Tea Party was formed, claiming they would defend Americans 10th Amendment (states’ rights) in response to the tyranny of federal government overreach. All argued the public needed “Second Amendment remedies” in case it was necessary to bring down an out-of-control federal government.

In response, terrified Americans bought millions of weapons and billions of rounds of ammunition.

Where are these “patriots” now with their pocket Constitutions?

Badge-less federal agents are violating First Amendment (freedom of speech) rights by assaulting peaceful protesters, gassing moms and assaulting veterans. Federal officers are violating Fourth Amendment (unreasonable search and seizure), randomly forcing demonstrators into unmarked vans without due process.

President Trump is now threatening more cities with his secret police not because of lawlessness, but because the cities are run by his political opponents.

Answer this: What if Barack Obama sent federal troops to Raleigh and Greensboro because we had a GOP governor and mayor?

That’s what I thought! It was never patriotism, just politics.

Brad Schamp

Archdale

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