"When people bring weapons to a protest, it is frightening. It is scary. It chills freedom of speech. You will you will watch what you say around men who are carrying weapons that could shoot a hole the size of a grapefruit in your body in a second. And that’s not what what freedom of expression is supposed to mean."
Tag: White Supremacists
June 1, 1927 — POLICE, KLANSMEN IN RUNNING WAR: “Native-born Protestant Americans clubbed by Roman Catholic police when they exercised their rights in the country of their birth,” K.K.K. handbills declared.
"Assassination and riot marred New York's Memorial day yesterday when black-shirted Fascisti and white-robed Klansmen participated in the services in honor of the city's warrior dead. Two Fascisti, both war veterans, were slain in the Bronx, seven prisoners taken in the Jamaica Klan riot were behind bars in Queens, and at least 100 of the white-robed order were nursing battered heads as the toll of political passion and religious conflict. In addition, Times sq. was thrown into a wild state of excitement during the afternoon when Fascisti, armed with clubs and whips, milled furiously through the square seeking to avenge the earlier murder of their members."
May 6, 2016 — The ethnic card: Donald Trump’s mouth, Pat Buchanan’s ideas, by Clarence Page
"Opposition to immigrants is a long-held American tradition, especially during uncertain economic times. Buchanan's anti-immigrant pitch lost its strength in the 1990s, largely because the economy made a roaring comeback. Nowadays, the reality of 50 years of globalism, structural economic change and growing income inequality has given new fuel to xenophobia."
December 11, 2015 — Scalia’s remarks on race are denounced, by David G. Savage
"'It is deeply disturbing to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench of the nation's highest court,' Reid said on the Senate floor. 'The only difference between the ideas endorsed by [Donald] Trump and Scalia is that Scalia has a robe and a lifetime appointment.' This was not the first time Scalia has made controversial comments regarding race from the bench. Two years ago, when the justices were debating the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act, Scalia called the historic measure a 'racial entitlement' that should be struck down."
August 31, 2015 — The Political Scene: The Fearful and the Frustrated, by Evan Osnos
"The 'Make America Great Again Rally and Family Picnic' in Oskaloosa (population: 11,463) opened at eleven, but by ten there was already a crowd of thirteen hundred people — almost twice the capacity of the auditorium. The buffet was serving free pulled-pork sandwiches, and Trump's warmup act, Tana Goertz (runner-up, 'The Apprentice,' Season 3), told the crowd, 'Please go eat! Mr. Trump can't take all this food home on the plane!'"