In cities across the nation this weekend, protests continued over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. And tragically, many of those protests turned violent, with assaults, rioting, burning and looting; from New York City, where two Brooklyn attorneys were arrested over the throwing of a Molotov cocktail into an empty police car

…to Dallas, where a man carrying a machete and allegedly trying to protect his neighborhood was brutally beaten, stoned and left bleeding on the sidewalk.

Federal authorities believe that the radical leftist organization Antifa, which has been staging violent political demonstrations for several years, is behind much of the rioting. Democrats and liberals in the media deny that and are blaming the riots on outside “white supremacists” (Prof. Glenn Reynolds wryly commented, “These riots are entirely justified responses to systemic racism, and the only possible way to force social change, and they’re being instigated by white supremacists”), or on their favorite scapegoat for every story that makes the left look bad, Russian agents.

No, seriously. I wouldn’t joke about this subject, although blaming the current riots and looting on Russia is the most laughable excuse I’ve heard since Hunter Biden claimed that Russian hackers must’ve set up his account at the cheaters’ website, Ashley Madison.

In fact, jail records show most of the arrestees have Minnesota addresses (the looting is largely done by locals), and officials say the hardcore riot-instigating outsiders who were arrested were mostly white, far-left agitators and that “far-right groups have not yet made a significant appearance.”

In a (in my opinion) long-overdue move, President Trump officially declared Antifa to be a domestic terrorist organization, which will help unleash the FBI to investigate and prosecute them for organizing criminal and terrorist activities across state lines (don’t forget the RICO Act, too.) This will also help unveil communications between this group and its secret supporters, which will undoubtedly result in a lot of outraged howling from certain moneyed circles.

Attorney General Bill Barr released a statement explaining the move, which makes the very important point that this is not aimed at prosecuting peaceful protesters but at people who are hijacking the protest movement and ginning up violence and looting that is destroying minority neighborhoods, homes and businesses. Their mindless violence harms the cause of people seeking legitimate reform as much as it harms the quality of life in our cities.

For too long, this group has been indulged like spoiled children throwing a tantrum in the Walmart candy aisle. It’s time that they learned there are serious consequences for serious crimes. Kurt Schlichter put it succinctly when he said that the minute these trust fund babies realize that they’re looking at five years in Leavenworth instead of a small fine and a slap on the wrist, they will start squealing about who’s behind it all. He said, “The $600-an-hour lawyer that daddy hired will tell authorities, ‘Kayden is going to cooperate.’”

(Incidentally, if you think that’s an unfounded stereotype, here’s what a study in Germany revealed about the makeup of radical leftists arrested for violent protests

Apparently, the message about what Antifa is and what it’s really doing, to the detriment of every side of this issue, is lost on the offspring of some blue-state officials where the rioting and looting is at its worst. Jeremiah Ellison is the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. He’s also a Minneapolis City Councilman, so he should be old enough to know better than to take to Twitter and officially declare his support for Antifa.

Then again, his dad, who will be expected to oversee the administration of justice against organizers of mob violence, should also be mature enough to know that, but isn’t.

If these are the blue state officials that local residents have to rely on to keep violent radicals from burning down their homes and looting their businesses, then it’s no wonder the feds have to step in. The protesters chant, “No justice, no peace,” but they should realize that peaceful protests will not be heard as long as there’s no justice applied to the violent radicals who are hijacking their movement, harming the very people they claim to want to help, and turning the public against them.

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  • Donald Buchholz

    06/01/2020 01:02 PM

    Looks like the Fox is guarding the hen house in Minnesota, if you ask me.

  • Linda C. Furlong

    06/01/2020 12:55 PM

    Soros is behind this. All of his assets need to be seized, him arrested as a domestic terrorist & thrown in prison. This man & his tentacles are a menace t this country & need to be eradicated. None of this does anything to honor George Floyd.

  • Teresa Edwards

    06/01/2020 12:50 PM

    Just heard Sleepy Joe make this statement, “if he (President Trump” had listened to me back in January that we have a problem ( the China virus) then we would not have had 100,000 deaths.” Really? Is he truly going to stand there and say this blatant lie? He was saying it was a hoax back in January!!! He went on to say, get this, “the ones coming over the border are doctoral students and they are the ones carrying the brunt of poverty.” What??

  • Steven J Fuller

    06/01/2020 12:48 PM

    We had a total unknown elected to the highest office his attributes, he was black or at least half black, and he could read a prompter well after 8 years of tearing down everything built over the previous 4 decades, we the people elect a person to MAGA, who is attacked over & over even before day one, Russian collusion,(proved false) followed by impeachment attempt (defeated0, then a worldwide pandemic(mysterious secret Chinese military lab in the city of outbreak, denial, obfuscation of facts by CCP, cover up by WHO), followed back shutdown of our economy essentially a crash, then a light appears at end of tunnel, i.e. seeing some improvement in pandemic, economy starting to reopen, markets becoming more positive , a very much tragic event occurs, a death unjustified & uncalled for .... cops are fired, one arrested and charged almost immediately, but also almost immediately "peaceful protests" across the country turns into riots with looting, vandalism, fires, destruction of public and private property COINCIDENCE?

  • Gene Stapleton

    06/01/2020 12:44 PM

    Restrict the protests to daylight and then use the water cannons that washes everyone off the street at the the curfew hours. They get to protest but not at night. Do not let anyone root or loot or burn.

  • Sue Rogers

    06/01/2020 12:44 PM

    I pray Soros gets brought into this, arrested, funds investigated and put him in prison...

  • Craig lehigh

    06/01/2020 12:44 PM

    Mike, the presidents adds on your site for poll questions etc. Are not going through after i fill them out and click submit. Its being blocked no for about a week or so.

  • Charlene Sanders

    06/01/2020 12:39 PM

    I want to know at what point will The Church stop bowing to Caesar? We've been told churches are closed, then ok you can open but with limited capacity, and you have to wear masks. ... the State has made themselves out to be God now?
    And then we read justice Roberts sided with the progressives and decided churches are essentially just businesses and they're not the exception to a rule.
    I know the Church isn't brick and mortar and wood but those are the places designated for THE CHURCH to gather and pray and worship.
    The State has overturned our 1st amendment rights and made themselves greater than God. Completely outrageous!

  • LCdr Laurie Keiski USN(Ret)

    06/01/2020 12:35 PM

    In my 82 years, there have been periodic violent protests but never so wide spread as this time. I think there are 2 reasons for what’s happening today. 1) BLM and anti-police was upped significantly by the last president. 2) part could be attributed to the recent ChiCom virus lockdown. Much pent up emotions.

  • Doris McCaughan

    06/01/2020 12:28 PM

    About time. Prosecute them.

  • Carmen Maxwell

    06/01/2020 12:22 PM

    Antifa needs to be prosecuted all the way back to those who fund this dark group of terrorist,who are wanting to control the American people into submission, by destroying our economy and then creating chaos and destruction to those businesses already suffering! Praying that God would pull back the blinders over our people to see truth for what it is. Socialism wanting to take control over our democracy! Believing for one nation under God! For liberty and justice for all!

  • Lou Olson

    06/01/2020 12:16 PM

    FYI.....we live in MN. Last week there were plane loads of black lives matter protesters that came into Mpls international airport. While our Gov did indicate the initial arrests were from outside MN, he has 'recanted' that (through pressure, I'm sure). but he was right. Pray for our city, for the lives of those demonstrating as well as those who have lost everything through the looting and destruction of businesses beyond recognition. Pray for our Gov that he may have wisdom....and above all pray that God would have mercy on us as a country and send down the annointing of His Holy Spirit....pouring down upon us as we join together in repenting as a country and asking for His healing and unity.

  • Margaret Baker

    06/01/2020 12:15 PM

    Governor, If only more citizens would read/hear your excellent commentary maybe their eyes would be opened so they could see. These are violent acts that have nothing to do with the evil, senseless treatment against Mr. Floyd and so many others like him. These are acts intended to incite hate, fear, destruction, and sorrow. They are doing to their own exactly what good men and women are peacefully protesting against. Thank you for sharing your wise thoughts and explanation of this horrific tragedy on our nation. God Bless you!

  • Charles Simmons

    06/01/2020 12:13 PM

    The anti-American democrat plan to destroy USA seems to be working well.

  • Charles Caughlin

    06/01/2020 12:08 PM

    The protesters have the right under the Constitution to assembly, providing the necessary procedures are followed. Blocking IH 35 in Austin, Texas is not following the procedures. If someone would of been injured, it should be the protesters at fault. With the looting of the business, the owners did not do the killing but will pay the price. If afterwards, they do not rebuild in the area, the looters will state that there is discrimination.

  • Cecile Basilone

    06/01/2020 12:06 PM

    This antifa & radical liberal movement has been going on since obama became president, giving radicals/liberals the permission to kill policemen, riot/loot cities, destroy the military, criticize Christian values, make everything 'racist' and generally destroying American values. I am so sick and tired of this that I literally cannot watch the news for fear my blood pressure will cause me to have a stroke. Despite the fact that America had wonderful news with Spacex and sending 2 astronauts to the space-station, was overshadowed and practically not mentioned on lame stream media & hurt every American that believes America is the greatest country on earth and capitalism is what makes things move, not welfare and government subsidies. God help us if we don't stop this radical liberal way of thinking, which is definitely started in our liberal colleges that parents go in hock to pay for their kids to come out with no redeemable knowledge except how to protest and hate America.

In cities across the nation this weekend, protests continued over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. And tragically, many of those protests turned violent, with assaults, rioting, burning and looting; from New York City, where two Brooklyn attorneys were arrested over the throwing of a Molotov cocktail into an empty police car

…to Dallas, where a man carrying a machete and allegedly trying to protect his neighborhood was brutally beaten, stoned and left bleeding on the sidewalk.

Federal authorities believe that the radical leftist organization Antifa, which has been staging violent political demonstrations for several years, is behind much of the rioting. Democrats and liberals in the media deny that and are blaming the riots on outside “white supremacists” (Prof. Glenn Reynolds wryly commented, “These riots are entirely justified responses to systemic racism, and the only possible way to force social change, and they’re being instigated by white supremacists”), or on their favorite scapegoat for every story that makes the left look bad, Russian agents.

No, seriously. I wouldn’t joke about this subject, although blaming the current riots and looting on Russia is the most laughable excuse I’ve heard since Hunter Biden claimed that Russian hackers must’ve set up his account at the cheaters’ website, Ashley Madison.

In fact, jail records show most of the arrestees have Minnesota addresses (the looting is largely done by locals), and officials say the hardcore riot-instigating outsiders who were arrested were mostly white, far-left agitators and that “far-right groups have not yet made a significant appearance.”

In a (in my opinion) long-overdue move, President Trump officially declared Antifa to be a domestic terrorist organization, which will help unleash the FBI to investigate and prosecute them for organizing criminal and terrorist activities across state lines (don’t forget the RICO Act, too.) This will also help unveil communications between this group and its secret supporters, which will undoubtedly result in a lot of outraged howling from certain moneyed circles.

Attorney General Bill Barr released a statement explaining the move, which makes the very important point that this is not aimed at prosecuting peaceful protesters but at people who are hijacking the protest movement and ginning up violence and looting that is destroying minority neighborhoods, homes and businesses. Their mindless violence harms the cause of people seeking legitimate reform as much as it harms the quality of life in our cities.

For too long, this group has been indulged like spoiled children throwing a tantrum in the Walmart candy aisle. It’s time that they learned there are serious consequences for serious crimes. Kurt Schlichter put it succinctly when he said that the minute these trust fund babies realize that they’re looking at five years in Leavenworth instead of a small fine and a slap on the wrist, they will start squealing about who’s behind it all. He said, “The $600-an-hour lawyer that daddy hired will tell authorities, ‘Kayden is going to cooperate.’”

(Incidentally, if you think that’s an unfounded stereotype, here’s what a study in Germany revealed about the makeup of radical leftists arrested for violent protests

Apparently, the message about what Antifa is and what it’s really doing, to the detriment of every side of this issue, is lost on the offspring of some blue-state officials where the rioting and looting is at its worst. Jeremiah Ellison is the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. He’s also a Minneapolis City Councilman, so he should be old enough to know better than to take to Twitter and officially declare his support for Antifa.

Then again, his dad, who will be expected to oversee the administration of justice against organizers of mob violence, should also be mature enough to know that, but isn’t.

If these are the blue state officials that local residents have to rely on to keep violent radicals from burning down their homes and looting their businesses, then it’s no wonder the feds have to step in. The protesters chant, “No justice, no peace,” but they should realize that peaceful protests will not be heard as long as there’s no justice applied to the violent radicals who are hijacking their movement, harming the very people they claim to want to help, and turning the public against them.

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  • Donald Buchholz

    06/01/2020 01:02 PM

    Looks like the Fox is guarding the hen house in Minnesota, if you ask me.

  • Linda C. Furlong

    06/01/2020 12:55 PM

    Soros is behind this. All of his assets need to be seized, him arrested as a domestic terrorist & thrown in prison. This man & his tentacles are a menace t this country & need to be eradicated. None of this does anything to honor George Floyd.

  • Teresa Edwards

    06/01/2020 12:50 PM

    Just heard Sleepy Joe make this statement, “if he (President Trump” had listened to me back in January that we have a problem ( the China virus) then we would not have had 100,000 deaths.” Really? Is he truly going to stand there and say this blatant lie? He was saying it was a hoax back in January!!! He went on to say, get this, “the ones coming over the border are doctoral students and they are the ones carrying the brunt of poverty.” What??

  • Steven J Fuller

    06/01/2020 12:48 PM

    We had a total unknown elected to the highest office his attributes, he was black or at least half black, and he could read a prompter well after 8 years of tearing down everything built over the previous 4 decades, we the people elect a person to MAGA, who is attacked over & over even before day one, Russian collusion,(proved false) followed by impeachment attempt (defeated0, then a worldwide pandemic(mysterious secret Chinese military lab in the city of outbreak, denial, obfuscation of facts by CCP, cover up by WHO), followed back shutdown of our economy essentially a crash, then a light appears at end of tunnel, i.e. seeing some improvement in pandemic, economy starting to reopen, markets becoming more positive , a very much tragic event occurs, a death unjustified & uncalled for .... cops are fired, one arrested and charged almost immediately, but also almost immediately "peaceful protests" across the country turns into riots with looting, vandalism, fires, destruction of public and private property COINCIDENCE?

  • Gene Stapleton

    06/01/2020 12:44 PM

    Restrict the protests to daylight and then use the water cannons that washes everyone off the street at the the curfew hours. They get to protest but not at night. Do not let anyone root or loot or burn.

  • Sue Rogers

    06/01/2020 12:44 PM

    I pray Soros gets brought into this, arrested, funds investigated and put him in prison...

  • Craig lehigh

    06/01/2020 12:44 PM

    Mike, the presidents adds on your site for poll questions etc. Are not going through after i fill them out and click submit. Its being blocked no for about a week or so.

  • Charlene Sanders

    06/01/2020 12:39 PM

    I want to know at what point will The Church stop bowing to Caesar? We've been told churches are closed, then ok you can open but with limited capacity, and you have to wear masks. ... the State has made themselves out to be God now?
    And then we read justice Roberts sided with the progressives and decided churches are essentially just businesses and they're not the exception to a rule.
    I know the Church isn't brick and mortar and wood but those are the places designated for THE CHURCH to gather and pray and worship.
    The State has overturned our 1st amendment rights and made themselves greater than God. Completely outrageous!

  • LCdr Laurie Keiski USN(Ret)

    06/01/2020 12:35 PM

    In my 82 years, there have been periodic violent protests but never so wide spread as this time. I think there are 2 reasons for what’s happening today. 1) BLM and anti-police was upped significantly by the last president. 2) part could be attributed to the recent ChiCom virus lockdown. Much pent up emotions.

  • Doris McCaughan

    06/01/2020 12:28 PM

    About time. Prosecute them.

  • Carmen Maxwell

    06/01/2020 12:22 PM

    Antifa needs to be prosecuted all the way back to those who fund this dark group of terrorist,who are wanting to control the American people into submission, by destroying our economy and then creating chaos and destruction to those businesses already suffering! Praying that God would pull back the blinders over our people to see truth for what it is. Socialism wanting to take control over our democracy! Believing for one nation under God! For liberty and justice for all!

  • Lou Olson

    06/01/2020 12:16 PM

    FYI.....we live in MN. Last week there were plane loads of black lives matter protesters that came into Mpls international airport. While our Gov did indicate the initial arrests were from outside MN, he has 'recanted' that (through pressure, I'm sure). but he was right. Pray for our city, for the lives of those demonstrating as well as those who have lost everything through the looting and destruction of businesses beyond recognition. Pray for our Gov that he may have wisdom....and above all pray that God would have mercy on us as a country and send down the annointing of His Holy Spirit....pouring down upon us as we join together in repenting as a country and asking for His healing and unity.

  • Margaret Baker

    06/01/2020 12:15 PM

    Governor, If only more citizens would read/hear your excellent commentary maybe their eyes would be opened so they could see. These are violent acts that have nothing to do with the evil, senseless treatment against Mr. Floyd and so many others like him. These are acts intended to incite hate, fear, destruction, and sorrow. They are doing to their own exactly what good men and women are peacefully protesting against. Thank you for sharing your wise thoughts and explanation of this horrific tragedy on our nation. God Bless you!

  • Charles Simmons

    06/01/2020 12:13 PM

    The anti-American democrat plan to destroy USA seems to be working well.

  • Charles Caughlin

    06/01/2020 12:08 PM

    The protesters have the right under the Constitution to assembly, providing the necessary procedures are followed. Blocking IH 35 in Austin, Texas is not following the procedures. If someone would of been injured, it should be the protesters at fault. With the looting of the business, the owners did not do the killing but will pay the price. If afterwards, they do not rebuild in the area, the looters will state that there is discrimination.

  • Cecile Basilone

    06/01/2020 12:06 PM

    This antifa & radical liberal movement has been going on since obama became president, giving radicals/liberals the permission to kill policemen, riot/loot cities, destroy the military, criticize Christian values, make everything 'racist' and generally destroying American values. I am so sick and tired of this that I literally cannot watch the news for fear my blood pressure will cause me to have a stroke. Despite the fact that America had wonderful news with Spacex and sending 2 astronauts to the space-station, was overshadowed and practically not mentioned on lame stream media & hurt every American that believes America is the greatest country on earth and capitalism is what makes things move, not welfare and government subsidies. God help us if we don't stop this radical liberal way of thinking, which is definitely started in our liberal colleges that parents go in hock to pay for their kids to come out with no redeemable knowledge except how to protest and hate America.

In cities across the nation this weekend, protests continued over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. And tragically, many of those protests turned violent, with assaults, rioting, burning and looting; from New York City, where two Brooklyn attorneys were arrested over the throwing of a Molotov cocktail into an empty police car

…to Dallas, where a man carrying a machete and allegedly trying to protect his neighborhood was brutally beaten, stoned and left bleeding on the sidewalk.

Federal authorities believe that the radical leftist organization Antifa, which has been staging violent political demonstrations for several years, is behind much of the rioting. Democrats and liberals in the media deny that and are blaming the riots on outside “white supremacists” (Prof. Glenn Reynolds wryly commented, “These riots are entirely justified responses to systemic racism, and the only possible way to force social change, and they’re being instigated by white supremacists”), or on their favorite scapegoat for every story that makes the left look bad, Russian agents.

No, seriously. I wouldn’t joke about this subject, although blaming the current riots and looting on Russia is the most laughable excuse I’ve heard since Hunter Biden claimed that Russian hackers must’ve set up his account at the cheaters’ website, Ashley Madison.

In fact, jail records show most of the arrestees have Minnesota addresses (the looting is largely done by locals), and officials say the hardcore riot-instigating outsiders who were arrested were mostly white, far-left agitators and that “far-right groups have not yet made a significant appearance.”

In a (in my opinion) long-overdue move, President Trump officially declared Antifa to be a domestic terrorist organization, which will help unleash the FBI to investigate and prosecute them for organizing criminal and terrorist activities across state lines (don’t forget the RICO Act, too.) This will also help unveil communications between this group and its secret supporters, which will undoubtedly result in a lot of outraged howling from certain moneyed circles.

Attorney General Bill Barr released a statement explaining the move, which makes the very important point that this is not aimed at prosecuting peaceful protesters but at people who are hijacking the protest movement and ginning up violence and looting that is destroying minority neighborhoods, homes and businesses. Their mindless violence harms the cause of people seeking legitimate reform as much as it harms the quality of life in our cities.

For too long, this group has been indulged like spoiled children throwing a tantrum in the Walmart candy aisle. It’s time that they learned there are serious consequences for serious crimes. Kurt Schlichter put it succinctly when he said that the minute these trust fund babies realize that they’re looking at five years in Leavenworth instead of a small fine and a slap on the wrist, they will start squealing about who’s behind it all. He said, “The $600-an-hour lawyer that daddy hired will tell authorities, ‘Kayden is going to cooperate.’”

(Incidentally, if you think that’s an unfounded stereotype, here’s what a study in Germany revealed about the makeup of radical leftists arrested for violent protests

Apparently, the message about what Antifa is and what it’s really doing, to the detriment of every side of this issue, is lost on the offspring of some blue-state officials where the rioting and looting is at its worst. Jeremiah Ellison is the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. He’s also a Minneapolis City Councilman, so he should be old enough to know better than to take to Twitter and officially declare his support for Antifa.

Then again, his dad, who will be expected to oversee the administration of justice against organizers of mob violence, should also be mature enough to know that, but isn’t.

If these are the blue state officials that local residents have to rely on to keep violent radicals from burning down their homes and looting their businesses, then it’s no wonder the feds have to step in. The protesters chant, “No justice, no peace,” but they should realize that peaceful protests will not be heard as long as there’s no justice applied to the violent radicals who are hijacking their movement, harming the very people they claim to want to help, and turning the public against them.

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  • Donald Buchholz

    06/01/2020 01:02 PM

    Looks like the Fox is guarding the hen house in Minnesota, if you ask me.

  • Linda C. Furlong

    06/01/2020 12:55 PM

    Soros is behind this. All of his assets need to be seized, him arrested as a domestic terrorist & thrown in prison. This man & his tentacles are a menace t this country & need to be eradicated. None of this does anything to honor George Floyd.

  • Teresa Edwards

    06/01/2020 12:50 PM

    Just heard Sleepy Joe make this statement, “if he (President Trump” had listened to me back in January that we have a problem ( the China virus) then we would not have had 100,000 deaths.” Really? Is he truly going to stand there and say this blatant lie? He was saying it was a hoax back in January!!! He went on to say, get this, “the ones coming over the border are doctoral students and they are the ones carrying the brunt of poverty.” What??

  • Steven J Fuller

    06/01/2020 12:48 PM

    We had a total unknown elected to the highest office his attributes, he was black or at least half black, and he could read a prompter well after 8 years of tearing down everything built over the previous 4 decades, we the people elect a person to MAGA, who is attacked over & over even before day one, Russian collusion,(proved false) followed by impeachment attempt (defeated0, then a worldwide pandemic(mysterious secret Chinese military lab in the city of outbreak, denial, obfuscation of facts by CCP, cover up by WHO), followed back shutdown of our economy essentially a crash, then a light appears at end of tunnel, i.e. seeing some improvement in pandemic, economy starting to reopen, markets becoming more positive , a very much tragic event occurs, a death unjustified & uncalled for .... cops are fired, one arrested and charged almost immediately, but also almost immediately "peaceful protests" across the country turns into riots with looting, vandalism, fires, destruction of public and private property COINCIDENCE?

  • Gene Stapleton

    06/01/2020 12:44 PM

    Restrict the protests to daylight and then use the water cannons that washes everyone off the street at the the curfew hours. They get to protest but not at night. Do not let anyone root or loot or burn.

  • Sue Rogers

    06/01/2020 12:44 PM

    I pray Soros gets brought into this, arrested, funds investigated and put him in prison...

  • Craig lehigh

    06/01/2020 12:44 PM

    Mike, the presidents adds on your site for poll questions etc. Are not going through after i fill them out and click submit. Its being blocked no for about a week or so.

  • Charlene Sanders

    06/01/2020 12:39 PM

    I want to know at what point will The Church stop bowing to Caesar? We've been told churches are closed, then ok you can open but with limited capacity, and you have to wear masks. ... the State has made themselves out to be God now?
    And then we read justice Roberts sided with the progressives and decided churches are essentially just businesses and they're not the exception to a rule.
    I know the Church isn't brick and mortar and wood but those are the places designated for THE CHURCH to gather and pray and worship.
    The State has overturned our 1st amendment rights and made themselves greater than God. Completely outrageous!

  • LCdr Laurie Keiski USN(Ret)

    06/01/2020 12:35 PM

    In my 82 years, there have been periodic violent protests but never so wide spread as this time. I think there are 2 reasons for what’s happening today. 1) BLM and anti-police was upped significantly by the last president. 2) part could be attributed to the recent ChiCom virus lockdown. Much pent up emotions.

  • Doris McCaughan

    06/01/2020 12:28 PM

    About time. Prosecute them.

  • Carmen Maxwell

    06/01/2020 12:22 PM

    Antifa needs to be prosecuted all the way back to those who fund this dark group of terrorist,who are wanting to control the American people into submission, by destroying our economy and then creating chaos and destruction to those businesses already suffering! Praying that God would pull back the blinders over our people to see truth for what it is. Socialism wanting to take control over our democracy! Believing for one nation under God! For liberty and justice for all!

  • Lou Olson

    06/01/2020 12:16 PM

    FYI.....we live in MN. Last week there were plane loads of black lives matter protesters that came into Mpls international airport. While our Gov did indicate the initial arrests were from outside MN, he has 'recanted' that (through pressure, I'm sure). but he was right. Pray for our city, for the lives of those demonstrating as well as those who have lost everything through the looting and destruction of businesses beyond recognition. Pray for our Gov that he may have wisdom....and above all pray that God would have mercy on us as a country and send down the annointing of His Holy Spirit....pouring down upon us as we join together in repenting as a country and asking for His healing and unity.

  • Margaret Baker

    06/01/2020 12:15 PM

    Governor, If only more citizens would read/hear your excellent commentary maybe their eyes would be opened so they could see. These are violent acts that have nothing to do with the evil, senseless treatment against Mr. Floyd and so many others like him. These are acts intended to incite hate, fear, destruction, and sorrow. They are doing to their own exactly what good men and women are peacefully protesting against. Thank you for sharing your wise thoughts and explanation of this horrific tragedy on our nation. God Bless you!

  • Charles Simmons

    06/01/2020 12:13 PM

    The anti-American democrat plan to destroy USA seems to be working well.

  • Charles Caughlin

    06/01/2020 12:08 PM

    The protesters have the right under the Constitution to assembly, providing the necessary procedures are followed. Blocking IH 35 in Austin, Texas is not following the procedures. If someone would of been injured, it should be the protesters at fault. With the looting of the business, the owners did not do the killing but will pay the price. If afterwards, they do not rebuild in the area, the looters will state that there is discrimination.

  • Cecile Basilone

    06/01/2020 12:06 PM

    This antifa & radical liberal movement has been going on since obama became president, giving radicals/liberals the permission to kill policemen, riot/loot cities, destroy the military, criticize Christian values, make everything 'racist' and generally destroying American values. I am so sick and tired of this that I literally cannot watch the news for fear my blood pressure will cause me to have a stroke. Despite the fact that America had wonderful news with Spacex and sending 2 astronauts to the space-station, was overshadowed and practically not mentioned on lame stream media & hurt every American that believes America is the greatest country on earth and capitalism is what makes things move, not welfare and government subsidies. God help us if we don't stop this radical liberal way of thinking, which is definitely started in our liberal colleges that parents go in hock to pay for their kids to come out with no redeemable knowledge except how to protest and hate America.