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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cesar Sayoc

This article first appeared in New English Review.


I had little doubt that law enforcement would quickly identify the person who was sending bombs through the mail addressed to prominent liberal figures. I did have some question as to which extreme the suspect would belong to ideologically. I thought there might be a possibility that it was some Antifa type trying to discredit the Trump administration and Republicans in general in the run-up to the midterm elections. I was wrong. By all accounts, the suspect, Cesar Sayoc, is a right-wing kook.

First and foremost, we should all be grateful that law enforcement has quickly brought an end to this scare. As a  conservative, I have strong, negative feelings about all of the people who were targeted. Sending them bombs or targeting them for violence never entered my mind, nor would 99.9% of other conservatives ever entertain such thoughts. The actions of this person are despicable and deserving of the harshest punishment.

Of course, we are already seeing the crowing from the media and the left. President Trump is being blamed 24-7 for fostering an attitude of violence. Already, the despicable Maxine Waters, who has actively and with specificity encouraged her followers to get in the faces of Republicans and administration officials-with positive results, is hypocritically saying that Trump has to accept responsibility for the actions of Sayoc. We need no lectures in civility from the likes of Maxine Waters.

Cesar Sayoc will have his day in court where his guilt nor innocence will ultimately be established. What is important to note is that these acts will find little to no sympathy among Republicans or conservatives. We all applaud the prompt resolution of this case.






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