Last week, Rasmussen Reports released a poll that revealed 31% of Americans think a U.S. civil war is likely soon. 59% of all voters are concerned that “those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence.”
On Saturday, June 30, a group called Patriot Prayer held a free-speech rally and march after applying for and receiving the necessary permits from the city of Portland. Several hundred supporters of Patriot Prayer showed up. Several hundred members of Antifa also showed up.
Once the Patriot Prayer group began the march, they were attacked by Antifa in the typical all-black outfits the group prefers. From the video below, it looks like Antifa started the fight, but didn't finish it -- something that would disappoint old-school dads and grandpas across the country. And, as we’ve seen in far too many of these clashes, the police mostly stood to the side.
Here’s another angle of the fighting:
As we get closer to the mid-term election in November, we can expect the violence to escalate. Indeed, the Antifa-led violence we saw during the 2016 presidential election will probably pale in comparison to what is coming.
Devin is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Charlemagne Institute, which operates Intellectual Takeout, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, and the Alcuin Internship. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied history and political science. Prior to co-founding Charlemagne Institute, he served as the Director of Development at the Center of the American Experiment, a state-based think tank in Minnesota.
Devin is a contributor to local and national newspapers, a frequent guest on a variety of talk shows, such as Minneapolis' KTLK and NPR's Talk of the Nation, and regularly shares culture and education insights presenting to civic groups, schools, and other organizations. In 2011, he was named a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation.
Devin and his wife have been married for eighteen years and have six children. When he's not working, Devin enjoys time with family while also relaxing through reading, horticulture, home projects, and skiing and snowboarding.