Last week, protesters took over six city blocks in Seattle and have declared those blocks an autonomous zone. This is a six block area within Seattle, that has now basically been declared separate from the United States. This new zone which was previously called CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone), has now changed their name to CHOP (Capitol Hill Organized Protest). I’m curious to know how many voted for this new name so that they wouldn’t lose things like unemployment and welfare benefits, because if you are no longer a U.S. citizen, that all goes away.
Seattle’s own mayor came out in defense of these protesters, even going as far as calling them “patriotic”. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has declared that President’s Trump threats of sending in the military are “unconstitutional and illegal.” She goes on to say that “Lawfully gathering and expressing First Amendment rights, demanding we do better as a society, and providing true equity for communities of color is not terrorism. It’s patriotism.”
Mayor Durkan is 100% wrong when it comes to President Trump’s authority to send in the military. If the President was sending in the military to disrupt peaceful protesters, that would be unconstitutional and a severe violation of the first amendment. But these aren’t protesters who are gathering peacefully, demanding that we do better as a society. These are people who have taken over several blocks of a city, and are refusing to give the city back unless their list of demands are met. Sounds to me more like a hostage situation then a protest.
An argument can be made for should the President send in the military, or should he just stay out of it and let the Mayor and Governor deal with the mess that they have created. They both have stood by these groups, even as they took six city blocks hostage. Elections do have consequences and these are the consequences of electing radical leftists to all levels of government. The optics of the President sending in the military is a good argument that can be made, but the President has the authority to send in the military. The President absolutely has the authority to invoke the Insurrection Act, which was signed into law by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807, for this very reason.
Among their demands is a complete abolition of all law enforcement in Seattle, including no cops in schools and no prisons. They also demand that all people of color are given a retrial, free college as a form of reparations for people of color, the de-gentrification of Seattle (starting with rent control), that the hospitals and care facilities of Seattle employ black doctors and nurses specifically to help care for black patients and the people of Seattle seek out and proudly support Black-owned businesses.
So I’m confused. They are so against racism that they only want people of their own color to treat them and they want people to signal them out for being black to spend money at their businesses? Isn’t this the complete opposite of what we should be fighting for? They are so upset about racism that they are fighting for re-segregation?
I need to mention this because in the midst of this very serious situation there is some comedy in it. These are clearly people who have zero skill or knowledge in pretty much anything. I’m comfortable saying that after seeing the pictures of them trying to plant a garden on top of cardboard covered in topsoil (which by the way they had to have trucked in from outside of their zone), because they ran out of food just two days after forming Chaz. I should mention that the cardboard was actually pizza boxes that were also delivered to them. I thought capitalism was supposedly so evil?
Of course food is not the only thing that they need supplied to them. They have signs up demanding things such as clothes, sunglasses, tents, tracphone minute cards, among other things. Sorry guys! You wanted out! Now it’s up to you to figure out a better system then capitalism. Something tells me it won’t turn out too well.
This is a group of people that hate our way of life so much, but yet they have no problem reporting a fire that a Fire Department in the U.S. was called to put out. They hate our way of life so much that they had no problem reporting several medical emergencies to first responders based out of the U.S. They hate our way of life so much that they had no problem having a pizza and other supplies delivered to them, once again from companies that are in the U.S.
I think if I was President, I wouldn’t invade CHOP but send the military to Seattle and station it surrounding CHOP. They wanted their own country then it should be up to them to figure it out. If you leave CHOP to get supplies, you shouldn’t be allowed back in. All deliveries should also be blocked from entering CHOP. This whole thing would end very quickly.
Oh, and did you see the fence surrounding CHOP? I thought walls were racist and didn’t work?
We are likely going to see a lot more of these zones attempt to pop up over the coming weeks and months, and then within a few days they’ll discover that their system doesn’t work. They tried it in Nashville, and the Governor said that he won’t allow any of that. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see something in several liberal states like California and New York. This issue isn’t going away anytime soon.
It’s important to remember that elections do have consequences, not just on the Federal level, but the State and Local levels as well. This is what you get when you elect radical leftists. Remember that the next time you vote.
Read full list of demands here: https://medium.com/@seattleblmanon3/the-demands-of-the-collective-black-voices-at-free-capitol-hill-to-the-government-of-seattle-ddaee51d3e47