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Portland protesters ordered a homeowner to take down his American flag or they would burn his house down. If they are so ashamed of our flag they should move to a country they’d like. I would favor using military aircraft to move them and their belongings out of the country.  I would even be willing to kick in a few bucks out of my own pocket. But they would have to make the move permanent.

The city has experienced over 100 days of rioting with many more to come. Unfortunately, Portland does not currently have a mayor. They do have a figurehead, Ted Wheeler. But still, no mayor. The only reason they make demands like this is that even if arrested, the charges will be dropped. Mike Schmidt might as well be a member of Antifa himself.

Terrance Moses, a Black veteran said:

“It went from a peaceful march, calling out the names, to all of a sudden, bang, ‘How dare you fly the American flag?’ They said take it down. The wouldn’t leave. They said they’re going to come back and burn the house down.”

“We don’t go around terrorizing folks to try and force them to do something they don’t want to do. I’m a veteran. I’m for these liberties.”

According to the Times, demonstrators also took their protest to the area’s commercial district and set fires, which residents put out themselves:

The same night the protesters came to the couple’s door last month, they marched into Kenton’s commercial district and used restaurant picnic tables as fuel for fires. They collected the colorful wooden dividers the neighbors had recently built for outdoor dining and set those ablaze as well. Mr. Moses and others in the community ran into the protests with fire extinguishers.

Protesters that night broke into the Portland Police Association building and set it on fire. A man was later seen scrubbing the sidewalk graffiti — a popular message was “PPB = KKK,” meaning that the Portland Police Bureau is the Ku Klux Klan.

The media and progressive Democrats are playing down the violence in Portland, but even the NYT admits that the violence is undeniable. Why is the media allowed to get away with this? Freedom of the press should not condone lying or cover-ups. All media outlets should be licensed. If they intentionally lie or cover-up, those licenses should be revoked.  This does not include commentators, only news programs.

This is not the first time protesters in Portland became violent at the sight of an American flag. Back in May, they attacked a man carrying a US flag.

Portland: A man brought an American flag to the antifa/BLM protest (later riot). He is confronted & then sucker-punched by a man wearing a “F— Trump” shirt. The mob rushed in to beat him. He never let go of the flag. @PortlandPolice did not help. #Antifa #BlackLivesMatter

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 31, 2020

Portland: A man tried to help the man carrying a US flag who was getting beaten on the ground at yesterday’s antifa/BLM riot. They chased him away and kicked him in the face when he was unconscious on the ground: #Antifa #BlackLivesMatter

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 31, 2020

Make no mistake about it, we are in a war for the heart and soul of our country.  If we lose, the country is lost.  If we win, liberalism loses. Do we honor our country and our flag or do we worship on the altar of political correctness? There is no halfway. If we lose this election, we are doomed.

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Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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