Without question, the “Lie of the century” award must be- “Peaceful Protest”. One can expect the rioters to claim it, but when the media, politicians and leaders mimic and support the claim in the face of extreme violence, it's an insult to all humanity- and a concession to fear and cowardice. Peaceful protest is protected by the constitution. :”Peaceful” IS the key word. Peaceful protests DO NOT: Include arson, destruction of private or public property, looting, assault, vandalism, terrorist threats, hate speech, trespassing on private property, attacks on police, throwing rocks, bricks, bottles or molotov cocktails, seizing control of private or public property- or a host of other things that have been consistently present and part of almost every incidence of the violence that is being labeled as "peaceful" protest. People going to a peaceful rally DO NOT carry the tools of vandalism, the tools or arson or violence- and those who do obviously do not have peaceful intentions. We expect criminals to claim innocence and use whatever ploy they can to evade responsibility for the crimes they commit. However- when the mayor of a city that is being ravaged by rioters, when that mayor has ordered the police to allow that rioting and literally surrendered the citizens to crime and violence stands up and dares to use the term “peaceful protestors”, we hear a lie coming from the very person who should have been the first to brand violence as criminal, the first to order the police to protect the public, the first to call for national guard of federal assistance- the first to act to maintain law and order. The lie has become astronomical in size and importance- and the liar becomes the traitor to the very people and city they serve, their own people. It would be hard to imagine something more cowardly and immoral than that, to literally sell out the people who put you in power with the duty to protect their city. In a lawful community of the past, such a person would have been tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. And that would of course, be a very lenient act on the part of the people of those cities. In times of war- the conduct of these many politicians would constitute treason and warrant summary executions. We are not in a "Declared" war- but the insurrectionists are at war with us. They have by choice made themselves"Domestic Terrorists", they attack our constitution and the rights of all free people.... and a great many of us have sworn an oath to defend our constitution against such a threat. These "leaders" are the worst criminals, as they have surrendered their cities to crime and violence, without a whimper. Turned a deaf ear to the calls for help, while pandering to the criminals. In Minneapolis- now the city council is bowing to demands of the criminals to disband the police force, while hiring private security to protect itself. In several instances where people have resisted criminals- the authorities are actually threatening to prosecute people for defending their property, instead of arresting the attacking criminals! Watch the MSM news, and you see carefully constructed verbiage that invariably work the “peaceful” label into the descriptions of violence. Literally soft-peddle the violence and create a shield for the guilty- and then use the same tactic in reverse to imply that those resisting the criminals were racists and violently attempting to interfere with “peaceful protest”. This is NOT the constitution speaking or being defended, it is the left attempting to protect it's assault on basic American values and constitutional rights. EVERY person who does this becomes part of that conspiracy- part of the Lie of the Century. DON'T BUY IT. Call them out for it. Label them for promoting the lies. Praise LEGITIMATE peaceful protest- CONDEMN terrorism being protected by the lies, and CONDEMN the liars doing it.