Via-Hunter at the Daily Kos
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke believes that the protesters at the anti Trump rallies since the election are “anarchists” and must be “quelled”. Yes, even the peaceful protesters.
This is who is being floated as the potential head of Homeland Security, and he believes “These temper tantrums from these radical anarchists must be quelled. There is no legitimate reason to protest the will of the people.” (forgetting the fact that Hillary appears to have won the popular vote).
Someone should tell this man that the only reason that he, a black man, is allowed to hold the office of Sheriff is because of the peaceful, and sometimes non-peaceful, protests that thousands of people who fought for Equal Rights attended and bled for.
We have the right as a people to protest anything we want to. That’s what the Constitution guarantees us. It was protest that started this country, never forget that.
One of my favorite quotes from the movie V for Vendetta,”People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.” rings quite poignant in this case. Let’s all hope that Sheriff Clarke doesn’t become head of Homeland Security.