Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He is a leader of the paleoconservative movement that prefaced the creation of the Constitution Party and other smaller right wing parties. Buchanan published the following editorial today on his official website Buchanan.org:
On the fifth night of rioting, looting and arson in Minneapolis, the criminal elements were driven from the streets.
By whom? By the same cops who had been the constant objects of media derision and mob hatred.
Without the thin blue line, far larger sectors of dozens of America’s cities would be in ruins, burned to the ground by the mobs that showered police and their vehicles with rocks, bricks, bottles, Molotov cocktails and any debris that could be thrown at them.
Because they were the first responders in these riots, the cops were the first targets of criminal assault and the last line of defense of the law-abiding.
Wherever they had to draw back or pull back, anarchy ensued.
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