What did past Presidents in history say and do about mobs in USA cities?

The Chicago Tribune article titled: Bricks Thrown at Alderman’s Home neighbors garage set on fire, reported a neighborhood gang or mob is not happy with the alderman.

An article by Senator Tom Cotton about mobs tearing down statue of two past American Presidents in USA history.

Lincoln said, “There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.” We cannot tolerate mob rule and we cannot allow it to go unpunished.

Grant had zero tolerance for mob rule. He said “neither Ku Klux Klan’s, White Leagues, nor any other association using arms and violence to execute their unlawful purposes can be permitted in that way to govern any part of this country.”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb about mobs.

King Solomon

Proverbs 29:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

What’s My Point?

Some years back a visitor from Austria in Chicago said she heard Chicago had a reputation for mobs and mentioned Al Capone.

A Chicago alderman who speaks out against gangs or mobs is now having bricks thrown through his windows.

The Nation news reported that mobs tore down the statues of two past Presidents who were heroes in history in their actions against slavery.

My point is there were apparently mobs in existence 3000 years ago when King Solomon wrote the proverb.

In My Opinion

The proverb mentions three words, “vision, perish, and happy” which are clues to keep in mind when we as a Nation sit idly by and allow mobs to not “keepeth the law.”

The question now presenting our political leaders is what “vision” they have that will serve best in our future to make us “happy,” lawfulness or mob lawlessness?

Another question we voter need to ask ourselves is which leaders’ vision will prevent the other word in the proverb, “perish?”

If Interested

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You Decide

Which wise or foolish politician vision for the future will you choose in the 2020 election?

Chicago Tribune July 10, 2020


Senator Tom Cotton

Citizen Tom