For years, the left and Democrats in power have regarded the rule of law as optional. Oh, the laws aren’t optional for you of course; however, for the ruling class “elites” and their fringe activists like ANTIFA the laws are mere suggestions. This double standard has never been as clear as it is in this very moment.
The death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer should be and must be condemned. It is understandable that there are strong emotions surrounding this event, and the many peaceful protestors are exercising their First Amendment rights as citizens should.
But when some bad apples turned the protests into something else, something violent, and the response was to let them run their course, a signal was sent—that the rule of law no longer applies to these radicals.
The consequence was the extensive looting we saw across the nation. These were not protestors, despite some trying to use graffiti to tie their actions to the George Floyd death. This was greed and opportunism. It was a chance to get the latest iPhone without paying for it. It was a chance to vandalize Gucci or Louis Vuitton. The looters saw the initial tepid response all across the nation, which only served to embolden them as they knew there was little chance they would be held accountable.