“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to always be kept alive”
It seems that the founders of “Indivisible”, the newly formed protest movement of the far left, does not see a difference between resistance and outright disturbance. For those unaware of the new movement, Indivisible was reportedly formed over two months ago by a collection of former congressional staffers who published a 26 page guide on Goggle’s document servers. The guides purpose was to layout specific tactics to resist the agenda of the newly elected President Donald Trump.
Prominent liberal figures such as Robert Riech and George Takei tweeted about it and soon the document went viral, reportedly crashing the google servers. Thus far the guide has been downloaded over a million times and their new website (indivisibleguide.com) has already had over 10 million page views. So far, over 6000 local groups have registered with Indivisible, agreeing “to resist Trump’s agenda, focus on local, defensive congressional advocacy and embrace progressive values.”
The mainstream media has enjoyed comparing the rise of Indivisible with the Tea Party Movement but the comparison is far off the mark. The Tea Party Movement was truly a grass roots movement formed during the last days of President George Bush in response to the government bail out of our financial institutions. They targeted both establishment republicans as well as democrats in their effort to limit government interference with the free market. While both groups heavily utilized social media to spread its word, The Tea Party focused their efforts on taking back the congress and placing representatives there who held traditional conservative beliefs. This is a far cry from Indivisible sole focus….to disrupt the Trump agenda (even before they knew what the exact Trump agenda was)!
Indivisible claim that their movement is ‘grassroots’ is laughable and was recently shot down by an article on Breitbart.com. Breitbart’s investigation found numerous ties between Indivisible leaders and left wing billionaire donor George Soros. Indivisible co-founder Angel Padilla currently serves as an analyst for the National Immigration Law Center and previously served with the radical National Council of La Raza. Both of these organization are funded in part by George Soro’s Open Society Foundation. Indivisible has also established ties with several other Soro’s supported organizations such as MoveOn.org, the ACLU, and the Urban Justice Center. Indivisible denies these claims but refuses to release a list of it’s donors.
If you’re interested in exactly what style of disruption you can expect out of Indivisible…just ask Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher of Orange County CA. As one of the few Republicans in Southern California, Rohrabacher’s office in Huntington Beach has been targeted by the local Indivisible chapter for the last few weeks. They want Rohrabacheer to hold a Town Hall Meeting to discuss immigration, Healthcare and Russia. On Valentines Day, IndivisibleOC organized a march from the 7-11 down the street to Rohrabacher’s office. An estimated 100 protester were in attendance carrying their cardboard signs and chanting (supposedly…they were to deliver Valentine’s Day Cards to Rohrabacher). When they got to his building, they were greeted by two policeman who only allowed small groups of 10-15 people in the building at a time so as not to disturb other residents.
When the activist got to the office…they found Rohrabacher’s door locked. They began to slide their cards under the door and at one point, Kathleen Staunton, a 71 year old district director who worked in the office tried to open the door. In doing so, she accidentally struck a 2-year old girl in the head who was sliding a card under the door at the time. When she went to close the door again at least one of the activists then began tugging at the door while Staunton tried to close it. A male activist then grabbed the door and forcefully pulled it open. That caused Staunton, who was pulling from the other side, to fall and strike her head. Rohrabacher spokesman Ken Grubbs said Staunton later fell unconscious and was transported to a local hospital by a coworker (Staunton had initially refused a trip to the hospital with paramedics).
Ironically…Rohrabacher wasn’t even in the office at the time….he was still in Washington. He later commented on the incident in a prepared statement:
“Deliberate or not, the incident came as part of a mob action that not only intimidates but coerces,” he wrote. “Though protesters think of themselves as idealists, they engaged in political thuggery, pure and simple.”
I’m afraid we can only expect more incidents from Indivisible like the one played out at Dana Rohrabacher’s office. Whether Indivisible wants to accept it or not….Donald Trump is the duly elected President of the United States and no amount of resistance will change that. Sadly…it seems we only see government resistance today when the party we don’t like is in charge.
Thomas Jefferson was careful to note that government resistance is valuable only on “certain occasions”. He was speaking of government overreach, tyranny and violation of constitutional and human rights. If Thomas Jefferson was alive today….I’m sure he would see ‘Indivisible’ for what it is….a bitter, jealous group of democrats who just cannot accept the fact they lost the election!
This is John Galt Speaking!