Engaging in hostile rhetoric is one thing. We all love our right to free speech, but when the talk turns to violence, that’s a whole other story.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Matthew Smith, and his family have become the victims of a hate crime, as per Freedom Daily. Namely, their house has been burned to the ground. And they believe it was because of their pro-Trump political beliefs.
Found on the parts of the house that were still standing was anti-Trump graffiti and racial slurs. Two mobile home trailers nearby had similar graffiti on them as well. Investigators are reportedly looking into whether this house fire is related to other cases.
Smith never planted any Donald Trump signs in his yard, and he was not known to be overly outspoken. He would occasionally post on Facebook about his conservative views, but nothing extraordinary.
In his yard, however, Smith flew three flags: the U.S. flag, the POW flag, and the flag of the state of Florida. He loves his country and those who serve it, but despite this, the inside and back of his home were destroyed.
“It’s not what I expected out of America,” Smith said. “It should be us figuring out problems together…It’s not helpful for any American to go through that,” Smith said. There have been many reported cases of Trump supporters attacking Hillary Clinton backers in recent weeks, but to my knowledge, every single one has turned out to be falsified.
Conversely, there have been countless assaults carried out against Trump supporters. They have been beaten, spat on, dragged behind vehicles, and other demeaning, derogatory attacks. And now, they have had their homes burned.
Americans outside of the state of Florida may not be aware of the story because the mainstream media would never report it on a national level. No way. However, if the roles had been reversed, the story would be dominating content for days, be assured.
Smith, whose family was already facing foreclosure, had no insurance on the home or its contents, making what these hateful criminals did even more sickening. The FBI needs to take this case and find the people who committed these crimes. They need to be brought to justice and locked up.
This story needs to be told. Crimes like these cannot go unnoticed. This hatred has to end. No one deserves to have “burn everything” burned into their memories.
The new Trump administration will undoubtedly stand for justice for all Americans, not just the ones who fit their political agenda (as Obama and his cronies did). January 20 can’t get here fast enough.
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