(National Sentinel)Â Uncivil: Over the weekend Left-wing thugs triggered by the Trump administration’s efforts to enforceÂ all immigration laws — as presidents are supposed to do — mobbed an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Oregon, replacing the American flag with one that said “Refugees Welcome.”
The incident reminded eight-term Republican Rep. Steve King of a similar one that occurred right before the start of America’s Civil War.
“America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter,” he wrote.
America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter. https://t.co/5PmwlwcdSQ
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 24, 2018
On Oct. 16, 1859, Connecticut abolitionist John Brown led a raid on a federal armory at Harper’s Ferry, Va. (now West Virginia) in an effort to instigate a slave rebellion. He was moved to act by Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” which gave a false accounting of the condition of slaves in the South. He was eventually captured by then-U.S. Army Col. Robert E. Lee and, after a trial, hanged.
The act stirred emotions in the South and further divided it from the North. Soon after, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president and the southern states seceded. Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter, a Union outpost in South Carolina, launching the Civil War on April 12, 1861.
King, Iowa Republican, sees a very similar situation brewing in the country now, with false impressions of the treatment of migrant children and their families being spread by a dishonest media.
His warning comes as Democrats and their Left-wing base are destroying the norms of civil political discourse,Â The Gateway PunditÂ notes. Calls for stalking and harassing Trump administration officials as well as Republican lawmakers and Department of Homeland Security employees in public and in their homes are coming daily.
It’s going to get ugly in our country unless tensions are dialed down and AmericansÂ chill out.
The Left, however, isn’t going to let that happen.
It’s going to be worse when theyÂ lose and lose badly in November.
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