CHICAGO (LifeSiteNews) — Following last week’s leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft abortion decision overturning Roe v. Wade, lesbian Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a rallying cry to the “LGBTQ+ community” that can only be interpreted as inciting violence against the court’s conservative justices.
In a hyperbolic tweet, the Windy City’s Democrat mayor suggested that after Roe v. Wade is reversed, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will soon be “coming for” homosexuals and transgenders.
“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community,” wrote Lightfoot, “the Supreme Court is coming for us next.”
“This moment has to be a call to arms,” added Lightfoot.
To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms.
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) May 10, 2022
Inciting LGBTQ troops to violence
Lightfoot’s dangerous social media posting has come at a time when the nation’s capital is a tinder box, with hundreds of pro-abortion protesters daily swarming the Washington, D.C., area homes of the SCOTUS justices who signaled their intention to overturn Roe v. Wade.
In the aftermath of the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion draft overruling Roe v. Wade, lawless vandals backed by the abortion lobby and pro-abortion politicians have launched riots and violent attacks on pro-life entities across America, from pregnancy centers to churches, and even targeted Justices' homes.
This widespread, organized effort not only sets a dangerous standard for how groups and individuals may opt to stage demonstrations going forward, but begs the question of how the pro-abortion crowd would behave if and when the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe later this summer.
And, worst of all, the White House has largely turned a blind eye to these riots, with Joe Biden -- who at one time claimed to be personally opposed to abortion due to his Catholic faith -- now acting as the foremost advocate for unfettered abortion access in America.
Biden's nonexistent response must be addressed, and the White House needs to know that the American people demand better from their supposed "leader."
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to stop beating around the bush and finally issue a formal statement condemning the violent riots and attacks on pro-life institutions across our country in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court majority opinion draft overturning Roe v. Wade.
Over Mother's Day weekend, pro-abortion attacks broke out across America, with increasingly depraved activists targeting pregnancy centers, pro-life advocacy organizations, and churches with either disruptive demonstrations or, in some cases, vandalism and outright violence.
Among the most barbaric occurrences was the vicious attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life group headquartered in Madison, where vandals threw a Molotov cocktail into an office window, started a fire on one of its walls, and left a threatening graffiti message reading "If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either."
Review a FULL LIST of other appalling attacks HERE.
They even descended upon the homes of Supreme Court Justices like Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice John Roberts, who appear poised to formally issue the final blow to Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks, after publishing a map with their private addresses.
The case, which was decided nearly 50 years ago in 1973, saw members of the bench fabricate a constitutional "right" to abortion, depriving individual states from crafting their own laws to protect life. However, should Roe, as expected, be overturned, the matter of abortion would be returned to the states, where it always belonged, giving lawmakers the ability to propose legislation that would either place strong restrictions on the procedure or, in some cases, ban it outright.
And while, of course, freedom of speech must be protected and defended for all Americans, demonstrations that devolve into vandalism, rioting, the use of intimidation tactics against members of the judiciary (or anyone else, for that matter), or violence in any form must NEVER be tolerated.
But the White House seems to be taking a different approach...
It wasn't until Monday afternoon that Press Secretary Jen Psaki finally acknowledged the threat posed to Supreme Court Justices by out-of-control pro-abotion activists, claiming that "judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety."
This is true, but it took Psaki an entire week to make any semblance of a definitive statement about the White House's position on this urgent matter. In fact, Psaki previously refused to discourage the targeting of Justices' homes when asked, insisting that pro-abortion groups were staging "peaceful protests" instead; she even failed to condemn the leak itself -- an unprecedented breach of trust and rejection of institutional norms that could permanently damage the standing of the court and its ability to function as an apolitical body.
And, of course, Joe Biden, himself, has been virtually silent on the matter, failing to effectively speak out against these riots and reassure the American people that those who seek to vandalize property and perpetrate violence will be held legally accountable for their actions by the Department of Justice.
This is entirely unacceptable behavior from a commander-in-chief, and as political allies like Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (rather ironically) incite insurrection by labeling the Supreme Court's pending decision a "call to arms," the American people must demand that Joe Biden clarify where he stands, and whose side he's really on.
The rule of law must be upheld and applied equally, and that means calling out radical anti-life rioters and ensuring there are consequences for their violent outbursts and destruction of property across the country.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to condemn these rioters, and direct the U.S. Department of Justice to take action that will hold them accountable for their actions under the law.
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'‘Rise up, fight back’: Pro-abortion protesters descend upon Justice Alito’s house over imminent abortion ruling' (LifeSiteNews)
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With the situation as tense as it is in the nation’s capital since the leaking of the draft, many pundits quickly identified Lightfoot’s tweet as an incitement to insurrection.
First out of the gate was radio host and Post Millennial journalist Ari Hoffman, who observed, “I think someone just called for an insurrection.”
I think someone just called for an insurrection https://t.co/vL1M55zw9f
— Ari Hoffman (@thehoffather) May 10, 2022
“Prominent Democrat Chicago mayor calls for violent insurrection against Supreme Court,” tweeted The Federalist’s editor-in-chief, Mollie Hemingway.
Prominent Democrat Chicago mayor calls for violent insurrection against Supreme Court. https://t.co/iMae6SPkfB
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 10, 2022
“Lori Lightfoot advocates for an insurrection after SCOTUS leak,” wrote Breitbart political reporter Wendell Husebo.
Lori Lightfoot advocates for an insurrection after SCOTUS leak
— Wendell Husebø (@WendellHusebo) May 10, 2022
President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter for his tweets encouraging his followers to challenge the results of what may have been a fraudulent presidential election leading up to the events at the U.S. Capitol of January 6, 2021; Lightfoot has now gone further than Trump and employed patently violent rhetoric, yet her comments remain on Twitter.
After nearly a year and half of accusing President Trump of inciting an “insurrection,” Lightfoot’s “call to arms” are clearly hypocritical, as is the non-action of Twitter against Lightfoot.
On the afternoon of January 6, 2021, Lightfoot took to Twitter to condemn President Trump for language far less fraught than her own.
“I am in disbelief with what is unfolding in D.C. right now,” tweeted Lightfoot at the time. “President Trump and his enablers incited this violence. Shame on every elected official in Congress and elsewhere who fomented this anti-democratic insurrection by extremists. This is not democracy. This is a disgrace.”
Lightfoot’s hypocrisy was evidently clear to everyone but herself.
“Excuse me,” wrote conservative author and commentator Liz Wheeler. “I thought it was illegal to incite an insurrection?”
“Let me ask Trump…” she continued. “OH WAIT he was kicked off Twitter for farrrrrr less than this Lightfoot tweet calling people to arms against SCOTUS.”
Excuse me I thought it was illegal to incite an insurrection? Let me ask Trump… OH WAIT he was kicked off Twitter for farrrrrr less than this Lightfoot tweet calling people to arms against SCOTUS. https://t.co/SGmiLuBuBh
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 10, 2022
“Twitter permanently banned Trump for two tweets they claimed were ‘interpreted’ as glorifying violence,” noted the Conservative Partnership Institute’s Rachel Bovard in a tweet.
“But they’re now allowing far more straightforward calls to violence from leading blue checks and Democrats,” continued Bovard, “Because of course they are.”
New from me —> Twitter permanently banned Trump for two tweets they claimed were “interpreted” as glorifying violence. But they’re now allowing far more straightforward calls to violence from leading blue checks and Democrats. Because of course they are. https://t.co/0hwN5R6G7C
— Rachel Bovard (@rachelbovard) May 10, 2022
“Sounds like an incitement to insurrection to me,” said former congressional candidate Buzz Paterson. “Twitter?”
Sounds like an incitement to insurrection to me. Twitter?
— Ultra Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) May 10, 2022
In a column for National Review, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Andrew C. McCarthy, explained the hypocrisy of Lightfoot’s infelicitous call to arms in detail:
According to the theory of the House Democrats’ impeachment article, then–president Trump was guilty of “incitement to insurrection” because he was promoting a lie (namely, that the election had been stolen by fraud) and had rhetorically encouraged people who had been whipped up by the lie to “fight” (“if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore”).
Lightfoot is promoting a lie: The leaked draft opinion by Justice Alito in the Supreme Court’s Dobbs case is not a ruling; if it became a ruling it would overturn Roe, not end abortion; at this point, there is no challenge to LGBTQ+ rights; the abortion case, even if something like the Alito opinion becomes the law, would not affect LGBTQ+ rights.
With radical leftists whipped up over such lies and committing acts of intimidation and violence that threaten a department of government, Lightfoot calls for a “fight” just as Trump did. Except: After falsely claiming the Supreme Court was “coming for” LGBTQ+ people, Lightfoot stressed that “this moment has to be a call to arms.” In Chicago of all places, where calls to arms have a way of being followed by arms being fired.
So this is incitement to insurrection, right?