Antifa Man Gets Outrageous Sentence After Ax Attack on GOP Senator’s Office – Opinion

We’ve seen harsh treatment meted out to the people connected to the Jan. 6 riot. We’ve seen many held without bail and some have received long sentences like the QAnon Shaman, Jacob Chansley, who got a 41-month sentence for “obstructing a federal proceeding” even though he didn’t do anything violent, but was a very visible face during the event.

BLM and Antifa have been treated very differently, many of them not facing consequences. Nothing makes the comparison clearer than the story of the Antifa guy who attacked a Republican senator’s office with an ax. First of all, you probably haven’t even heard of the story, unlike the constant focus liberal media has had on Jan. 6. The story of the ax attack didn’t get any national attention until today when Tucker Carlson covered the story on his show with Fox’s Bill Melugin. You can see what Thomas Starks did with an axe to Sen. John Hoeven’s Fargo federal office on December 21, 2020.

Starks has pleaded guilty to the destruction or government property. According to federal sentencing guidelines, he should be sentenced between 10 and 16 months. Instead, he received probation, and only $2,784 of restitution. Starks even received the ax that he used to commit the crime back. Starks ridiculed the FBI for giving him the ax.

Starks had previously declared himself Antifa and indicated that he would attack people he deemed “fascists” in the future. “I am ANTIFA. I will always attack fascists, racial superiority complexes built around nationalism that promotes genocide to fuel a war machine is the worst humanity has to offer.”

More differences? Starks was able to fund his defense via GoFundMe, while Kyle Rittenhouse’s fundraising effort was stopped by GoFundMe.

Starks received donations from three Democratic leaders in North Dakota

Ellie Shockley, a representative of the Democratic Party Executive Committee, donated $100. Kylie Oversen, Democratic-Non Partisan League Chairwoman (NPL), also gave $100. Ellen Chaffee was Ellen’s 2012 candidate for lt. Governor.

Funding anarchy didn’t sit well with North Dakota Republicans. The North Dakota Republicans issued a statement.

“It is inexcusable that Chairwoman Oversen would be personally involved in supporting a far-left extremist whose violent actions constitute an assault on our democracy,” Chairman Rick Berg said on Jan. 6. “Video evidence leaves little in doubt about this attack, so it is unfathomable why ND Dem-NPL officials would lend their name and financial support to a man they refer to as ‘innocent.”

The rule of law is the foundation of our country. It includes equality of treatment. When we look at things like these, it undermines the fundamental principle of government. We are left to wonder whether equal legal treatment exists or whether politics will dictate how we treat each other. This would make it extremely dangerous to loose the foundation on which we were founded.