Progressivism has so poisoned America and Americans, that we are left stunned by the Jury’s 30 Nov.17 verdict in San Francisco and stagger back in disbelief when a clear case of homicide against a seven felony count, illegal alien intruder, who casually shot to death a women on a San Francisco Pier with a stolen gun, was acquitted of the crime by a “jury of his peers.”

Were his peers illegal aliens too? Probably not. Jurys are selected from tax and/or voter rolls, not street corners. Illegals do not go on record so they don’t pay taxes unless making a purchase. Therefore, the deep reach of Progressivism, as we have long suspected, must have poisoned the population of San Francisco tax payers and turned them into real versions of brain dead zombies. No other answer possibly explains the jury’s outrageous decision.

This shocking verdict will have consequences, and they will be intended. For the many of Americas renegade cities, like San Francisco, this verdict will be the key that energizes a slow to anger citizenry, to renew calls to defund Renegade cities and build the wall. Also, it will help sweep away Progressivism in our Federal judiciary, like the 9th District Court of Appeals with their myriad of unconstitutional rulings that encourage, indeed support, sanctuary cities. This verdict should focus all eyes on the total and complete dysfunction of Progressivism and hasten its demise, not that they’re not doing a good enough job of it themselves.

If American’s do not feel safe, and are not safe on their own streets for which they pay high taxes to maintain and protect, then the ground swell of hate and discontent will overwhelm the local political system and sweep all the buggers into history. I believe it will mark a whole change in America’s course back to Constitutionalism.

San Francisco, in its Barbary Coast days of the Gold Rush, rapid growth, agriculture and trading across the Pacific, also found a rapid growth of crime and a weak or nonexistent system of law enforcement, occasionally composed of individuals appointed as Sheriff’s, Marshall’s, and Constables because of their notoriety as gun fighters and tough guy’s. But they too were overwhelmed if not suborned by the criminal elements and, to the chagrin of the hapless citizens, violent street crimes continued almost unabated. So, alarmed elements of honest merchant class citizens, organized themselves into para-judicial groups variously called “vigilantes or Regulators.”  It ushered in a short but bloody period of much needed social correction.

Criminals were soon found hanging from trees in areas outside the cities. This alarmed the city fathers who quickly saw the need for the development of a police force that would enforce the laws officially and protect the citizenry. Vigilanteism in San Francisco soon disappeared and serious crime soon abated, until, that is, this new era of Progressive “Sanctuary Cities.”

Renegade City’s that protect criminality (illegal aliens) and use their official police forces to protect them are in serious danger of facing some form of retribution. People need to protect themselves and their families and, if the police and politicians won’t do it, the law of unintended consequences will certainly intrude. San Francisco today is not like the San Francisco of the 1800’s. While petty street crimes still exist, gun fighters generally do not. Mostly, now, criminals are protected by the edict of local Commie governments all supported by some local and Federal courts. It’s going to come to a head and sooner then they think! So, beware!

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

IMAGE: A rally outside City Hall in San Francisco. Associated Press/Jeff Chiu

George G. McClellan, a California native, was a Regular Army veteran and served a tour in post war Korea. His post army professional career covered 43 years in law enforcement including the California Highway Patrol and the US Naval Investigative Service (NCIS), among others. With the latter, he became a world traveler visiting and working in many countries from the Philippine Islands to the United Kingdom, Asia, the Middle-East, Bosnia, all of Europe, Russia and India. He retired from the NIS at Naval Air Station, Atlanta, Ga. and has remained in the north Georgia area since 1990 as a co-owner of a Security Consulting company. He earned a Certified Protectional Professional (CPP) certification from the American Society for Industrial Security, as well as a Fraud Examiner certification (CFE). He has published a historical biography on a namesake, a member of the John Jacob Astor Fur Company who explored a route west, and back, after Lewis and Clark. Early American history, Celtic influence on America and conservative politics, remain his greatest interests. He is also a bagpiper since 1975. He and his wife since 1965 now resides in Gilmer County, Ga.