(FiveNation.com)- Ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, the DC Iron Curtain is once again being put back in place.
The fencing was initially installed after the 3-hour riot at the Capitol on January 6. It was ostensibly erected in anticipation of further protests during Joe Biden’s inauguration. However, the fencing didn’t come down on January 21. Instead, it remained in place until July 2021.
Then in September, in anticipation of the rally in support of the January 6 detainees, the temporary fencing was put back up.
And last week the Capitol Police announced that, as part of the security precautions to protect the guy who got 81 million votes in 2020, they would be erecting the fencing around the Capitol “out of an abundance of caution.”
They’re afraid ordinary Americans might show up in Washington DC and commit the crime of “petitioning the government for a redress of grievances.”
The primary cause of this “abundance of caution” is the convoys of truckers making their way to DC. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said last week that he has also requested outside law enforcement agencies as well as the National Guard to be in place to protect the guy 81 million people allegedly voted for from finding out how wildly unpopular he really is.
The Pentagon has approved the Capitol Police’s request and will be deploying as many as 700 members of the National Guard. These guardsmen, however, will not be armed nor will they serve in a law enforcement capacity. Instead, they’ll assist at designated traffic posts and select points of entry to the Capitol building, or as it used to be called “The People’s House.”
In the history of the country has there ever been a presidential administration so afraid of the American people?
Protesting in Washington DC is a time-honored tradition.
But for this administration, protesting in DC is tantamount to an act of war.
Treating political opposition like terrorists and walling off the Capitol like it’s the Green Zone in Baghdad are not the actions one expects from a President who vowed to “unite” the country and end our “divisions.”
And yet, here we are.