Prominent evangelical pastor Franklin Graham has called on Americans to reject politicians who support anarchy and to vote in those who will guarantee law and order.
“The Pacific Northwest has been controlled by progressive Democrats for yrs & now anarchists have taken the center of Seattle, calling it a ‘cop-free zone,’” Rev. Graham tweeted Friday. “The Seattle mayor says that the people doing this are ‘patriotic’ & this is like a ‘block party.’”
Graham was referring to the recent occupation of several blocks in the center of Seattle. On Monday, protesters forcibly seized the territory, which they are calling the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), erecting barriers around the perimeter and setting up armed checkpoints to control who enters or exits the territory.
According to Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, “rapes, robberies and all sorts of violent acts have been occurring in the area”:
“Ultimately the city had other plans for the building and relented to severe public pressure,” Best added regarding the mayor’s capitulation to protesters. “I’m angry about how this all came about.”
“This is anarchy & this kind of progressive leadership is dangerous,” Rev. Graham posted in a separate tweet. “This yr is an election yr, & it’s time for change. It’s time for the PEOPLE to rise up & let their voice be heard by voting these irresponsible progressives who are destroying their states & cities out of office.”
“You may think your vote doesn’t count — but it does!” Graham concluded. “Cast your vote for candidates who are going to serve as compassionate conservatives who will support law & order.”
Read Franklin Graham’s comments in full below:
Democrats across this nation are calling for the dismantling of the police. In places like San Francisco, the police can no longer respond to non-violent crimes. The Pacific Northwest has been controlled by progressive Democrats for years, and now anarchists have taken the center of Seattle, driving out the police, calling it a “cop-free zone.” The Seattle mayor says that the people doing this are “patriotic” and this is like a “block party.” What?? This is anarchy, and this kind of progressive leadership is dangerous. This year is an election year, and it’s time for change. It’s time for the PEOPLE to rise up and let their voice be heard by voting these irresponsible progressives who are destroying their states and cities out of office. These city councilmembers, mayors, and governors are the ones responsible for this chaos, and only we the people—which is you—can change that. You may think your vote doesn’t count—but it does! Cast your vote for candidates who are going to serve as compassionate conservatives who will support law and order.
And before you write the Pacific Northwest off, Dean Johnson from the Seattle area is a good example of a true compassionate conservative running for Congress who wants to bring positive change. You can check him out here. We need more men and women who love this nation and will stand for law and order to run for office. Get behind them, pray for them, and support them in this critical time for our nation.