MINOT, N.D. — There is a growing belief in American politics that the ends justify the means.
That some causes are so just, so pure of intent, that it does not matter what its supporters get up to in pursuit of it.
The latest example of this, from the world of protest activism, came over the weekend as a contingent of Black Lives Matter protesters effectively shut down a campaign event for Democratic senator and 2020 contender Amy Klobuchar.
Klobuchar handled the situation with grace. When demonstrators took over the stage and shouted the candidate off of it she attempted to broker a meeting with them.
Per reports, the protesters initially agreed, but then decided that wasn’t good enough. They wanted Klobuchar on stage so they could hurl rhetorical tomatoes at her in front of the assembled audience and news media.
Klobuchar, understandably uninterested in subjecting herself to some sort of Maoist struggle session, declined.