- Kevin Williamson writes that the Democrats’ 2016 campaign theme is totalitarianism:
Donald Trump may talk like a brownshirt, but the Democrats mean business. For those of you keeping track, the Democrats and their allies on the left have now: voted in the Senate to repeal the First Amendment, proposed imprisoning people for holding the wrong views on global warming, sought to prohibit the showing of a film critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton, proposed banning politically unpopular academic research, demanded that funding politically unpopular organizations and causes be made a crime and that the RICO organized-crime statute be used as a weapon against targeted political groups. They have filed felony charges against a Republican governor for vetoing a piece of legislation, engaged in naked political persecutions of members of Congress, and used the IRS and the ATF as weapons against political critics.
The huge influx of immigrants into Sweden is breaking the social contract and prompting people to join vigilante groups because the police can’t deal with the increasing crime rate.
An Israeli airstrike in Damascus killed a Hezbollah leader, Samir Qantar. Israel released Qantar in a 2008 prisoner swap (he was imprisoned for murdering a four year old and her father), and recently he’s been leading Hezbollah fighters in the Golan Heights.