Yesterday, I posted a video to Patriot America's Instagram and Facebook pages explaining two notable events that took place on Saturday and Monday, both of which brought the left's hypocrisy out into broad daylight for everyone to see. Is it really any surprise, though? The fact that they're now admitting their one-sided actions should blow any reasonable person's mind.
On Saturday, outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Washington, D.C., two pro-life activists, members of the Students for Life organization. were arrested for writing on the sidewalk, in chalk, "Black Preborn Lives Matter." According to a petition posted by the organization, they had applied and received a permit to organize the protest in that location and abided by the local police department's directions to use a special temporary paint.
The petition stated “After applying and receiving our permit and after being told by the Metropolitan police that the Mayor has ‘opened a Pandora’s box’ by painting public streets, Students for Life arrived at the D.C. Planned Parenthood on Saturday, August 1st to six police cars threatening to arrest our team and student leaders if we painted ‘BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER,’ even using the temporary paint we bought that the Police Department specifically requested.”
Only weeks ago did the D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser paint her city's streets with the phrase "BLACK LIVES MATTER" near the White House. Of course, it's fine for her to enthusiastically allow that to be painted, clearly a political statement, but it's a problem and concern when a few people write in chalk their own slogan.
To make matters worse, during a press conference on Monday, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio admitted to skipping a permit process in order to write "BLACK LIVES MATTER" in paint on the street in front of Trump Tower several weeks ago. He admitted back then that it was meant to be a political statement.
De Blasio's blatant admittance of skipping the permit process for his BLM project is significant in that other groups like the pro-Trump group Women for America First had their proposal blocked by the mayor's office. They ended up suing city hall. The group wanted to simply write on a street their slogan “Engaging, Inspiring and Empowering Women to Make a Difference!”
De Blasio's sad excuse for skipping the permit process that he's been enforcing on groups that oppose his views was that BLM "is something that again transcends all normal realities because we are at a moment of history when that had to be said and done, that’s a decision I made, but the normal process continues for anyone who wants to apply."
The flagrant picking and choosing by leftist elected officials of what can and can't be said in public has been an ever-growing issue, especially during the pandemic, which they have weaponized to their benefit. They have been going against the First Amendment with no remorse whatsoever and it has to end. We don't hear a lot about these issues nor their outcomes, because the mainstream media doesn't want to expose the disgusting display of tyranny that these officials have been showing. Even they know that it would upset rational individuals.
(Cover photo: from The Christian Post - Twitter screenshot)