Sheriff David Clarke – a guy whose job it is to uphold the law and protect the populace – got a warm welcome on Fox to play the media victim and to pretend that a tweet calling for “pitchforks and torches” was akin to Frederick Douglass fighting slavery and a Founding Father writing the Declaration of Independence.
It's incredible that our institutions of gov, WH, Congress, DOJ, and big media are corrupt & all we do is bitch. Pitchforks and torches time pic.twitter.com/8G5G0daGVN— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) October 15, 2016
As I noted in my post about it yesterday, Clarke has a long history of suggesting – on Fox News and Fox Business - that Trump supporters should get violent with his opponents. And yet, Fox still acts as if he’s a stellar example of law enforcement.
The Clarke love continued on Fox & Friends this morning as he suggested that violence is all-American patriotic.
CLARKE: I meant the same thing that Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist, said when he said that the institution of slavery is a system of brute force and it must be fought with its own weapons. I meant the same thing when Barack Obama, in 2008, July of 2008, at a fundraiser, in talking about how he would deal with Republicans, he said, “If they pull a knife, we’ll pull a gun.” I said the same thing when, during the entire summer, we had to listen to Bernie Sanders talk about the need for a revolution in America and the leftist media. Fox not included, Fox News.
The leftist media had no problem with that. But all of a sudden when I talk about the corruption – and a growing number of Americans are fed up with this government, they feel it no longer belongs to them, they no longer have any control over it, we’re not a constitutional republic, we are becoming an administrative state. The Constitution’s being shredded. The rule of law doesn’t matter for certain people in Washington, D.C., and people have had it.
I’m suggesting the same thing the Founding Fathers did in the 1770s when they drew up the Declaration of Independence. Which is why I always say, “Go back and read your Declaration of Independence.” It’s right there.
Were they inciting violence? No. But what they wanted was a self-rule. They wanted a government that was controlled by the people and not the bureaucrats in Washington.
Sorry, Sheriff, but we know Frederick Douglass and our Founding Fathers and you are no Douglass and no Founding Father. Furthermore, people are not enslaved in the U.S., the Declaration of Independence was created against a backdrop of violence and President Obama was speaking rhetorically. Clarke, on the other hand, accompanied his threat with a graphic of a mob looking as if it was in the middle of a riot.
Furthermore, a sheriff is supposed to be upholding and protecting the law as it is, not as you think it should be.
But none of the three hosts challenged a word. In fact, cohost Steve Doocy murmured “Sure” and “Yeah,” in agreement with Clarke.
Then Doocy interrupted to ask about, (read: promote) Trump’s dangerous and unfounded claim that the election is being rigged.
Clarke announced that he “wholeheartedly” agrees and “so does everybody else” who “doesn’t have their head in the sand.”
Cohost Ainsley Earhardt “asked,” “Will Donald Trump be able to beat this when all the mainstream media is for Hillary Clinton?”
Watch this anti-American behavior below, from the October 17, 2016 Fox & Friends.
This is scary stuff, folks. And this man is a sitting sheriff…
Just think about that …
What Jefferson must think.
If I could pray for the US of A, I most certainly would be doing so now.
And that’s a very sad comment to make on today’s AmeriKKKa.