…it can still surprise onlookers with its boldness:
Mark Houck is the founder and president of The King’s Men, which promotes healing for victims of pornography addiction and promotes Christian virtues among men in the United States and Europe.
According to his wife Ryan-Marie, who spoke with LifeSiteNews, he also drives two hours south to Philadelphia every Wednesday to sidewalk council for six to eight hours at two different abortion centers.
Ryan-Marie, who is a homeschool mother, explained the SWAT team of 25 to 30 FBI agents swarmed their property with around 15 vehicles at 7:05 a.m. this morning. Having quickly surrounded the house with rifles in firing position, “they started pounding on the door and yelling for us to open it.”…
After asking them why they were at the house, the agents said they were there to arrest Mark. When Ryan-Marie asked for their warrant, “they said that they were going to take him whether they had a warrant or not.”
When Ryan-Marie protested, saying that is kidnapping, “you can’t just come to a person’s house and kidnap them at gunpoint,” they agreed to get the warrant for her from one of their vehicles.
At this point, Mark asked her to get him a sweatshirt and his rosaries, but when she returned, they already had loaded him into a vehicle.
They provided the first page of the warrant and said they were taking him to “the federal building in downtown Philadelphia.”…
The warrant charged Mark with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, due to a claimed “ATTACK OF A PATIENT ESCORT.”
The heinous crime for which Mark Houck’s home was raided by rifle-toting thugs? Defending his son:
On several occasions when Mark went to sidewalk counsel last year, he took his eldest son, who was only 12 at the time, she explained. For “weeks and weeks,” a “pro-abortion protester” would speak to the boy saying “crude … inappropriate and disgusting things,” such as “you’re dad’s a fag,” and other statements that were too vulgar for her to convey.
Repeatedly, Mark would tell this pro-abortion man that he did not have permission to speak to his son and please refrain from doing so. And “he kept doing it and kind of came into [the son’s] personal space” obscenely ridiculing his father. At this point, “Mark shoved him away from his child, and the guy fell back.”
“He didn’t have any injuries or anything, but he tried to sue Mark,” and the case was thrown out of court in the early summer.
Take special note of that last: The civil suit against Mark Houck was thrown out of court. But the Left’s Grand Sacrament of Abortion must be defended at all costs…as long as the costs fall on pro-lifers, at least.
I can’t find any mention of law enforcement doing anything to defend Catholic parishioners being heckled by homosexual activists. Yet such “demonstrations” are common, especially on Sundays in large cities where GLAAD and ACT-UP are numerous.
Sometimes we must puzzle things out slowly and carefully. Sometimes events slap us brutally across the face.
I contend that a peaceful restoration of social, economic, and political normality is no longer plausible. The arrest of Mark Houck by a huge, heavily armed FBI SWAT team clinches the case that forcible hostilities by the Usurpers against the Normals are in full swing. Yet it is only one incident of many.
John Hinderaker provides more evidence and its implications:
- Democrats Move to Criminalize Opposition
- Conservatism is Prohibited
- What Comes of Taking Biden Seriously
The Regime will brook no opposition. At the moment its principal weapons are rhetoric and the terrorizing of prominent conservatives, especially important figures in President Trump’s camp. But these are preliminaries. If mass resistance should begin, mass arrests will follow. Vocal patriots will be rounded up, imprisoned on specious charges and without bail, and denied access to counsel. The Regime has armed hundreds of thousands of federal employees to serve as its enforcers; FEMA’s built the holding facilities.
Yet there remain persons, many of them intelligent and entirely well-meaning, who believe we can vote our way out of this.
When I wrote this novel, I still believed that the restoration of Constitutional government through electoral politics was possible, given the right standard-bearer and the right enveloping conditions. Yet even Stephen Graham Sumner would be unable to do the job in our current context. He’d be “beria’d” as soon as his movement began to gain strength. It’s what’s being done to Donald Trump and his most prominent lieutenants. Alan Dershowitz delineated it in 2019:
Dershowitz claimed some Democrats appear to be trying to find a crime to accuse Trump of, rather than going through the impeachment process after evidence of a specific high crime has been established.
He recalled the mantra of a former Soviet Union official who would customarily dismiss any presumption of innocence against the accused.
“What they’re trying to do is what the KGB under Lavrentiy Beria said to Stalin, the dictator — I’m not comparing our country to the Soviet Union — I just want to make sure it never becomes anything like that,” he said.
Beria, once the Soviet deputy premier and interior minister, famously would reassure Stalin, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.”
“And that’s what some of the Democrats are doing,” Dershowitz claimed. “They have Trump in their sights. They want to figure out a way of impeaching him and they’re searching for a crime.”
Violence is rising in frequency against known conservatives, their businesses, and their homes. “Law enforcement” declines to act in defense of the law; it has become a “regime protection force.” The military has been essentially neutered. All this as anarcho-tyranny becomes ever more brazen.
Where does that leave Us the Normals? Are we to sit silently and take it without a shred of resistance? Or might there be a remaining ray of hope?
Keep your guns clean, oiled, and ready. Make sure you have enough ammo. And pray.