Violent rhetoric and confrontational political activism are ramping up across America, as protesters who demand wide open borders in all nations and an end to detaining illegal entrants and separating children from parents in detention facilities are attempting to shut down immigration enforcement by “occupying” ICE offices. They tried it in DC, but found they were blocked by a line of officers and (ironically) a fence that kept them from getting in. There might be a lesson in that somewhere. (Warning: the linked story contains verbatim quotes from the protest organizers’ intellectual leaders, so be aware that there are multiple uses of the F-word.)
The Administration has shown remarkable restraint in dealing with these radical protesters so far, but I sense that’s coming to an end. When they attempt to disrupt the necessary business of law enforcement and national security, they cross a line that will inevitably result in their own arrest and incarceration for violating federal law. I wonder if they will be shocked to discover that even US citizens are separated from their families when they break the law and are not allowed to bring their kids along with them into the general prison population?