Officials at the Bellevue Marshal’s Office in Bellevue, Idaho, probably congratulated themselves when they suspended without pay Deputy Marshal Nate Silvester last week.

Silvester had made the unconscionable decision to mock Woke High Priest Lebron James for James’ criticism of the Ohio officer who saved the life of an unarmed black girl last month. (If you want to know what I think about that incident, you can check out this video.) Silvester’s mocking video went viral on TikTok, where it garnered more than 830,000 likes and 220,000 shares.

“The statements made do NOT represent the Bellevue Marshal’s Office. The Bellevue Marshal’s Office always demands that our Deputies engage with our citizens in a friendly and professional manner,” officials scolded in a statement. “This is NOT how we expect our Deputies to act on duty or use city time. This is a personnel issue that is being dealt with internally.”

 They suspended Silvester without pay, but now it looks like the officer will be getting the last laugh.

Silvester’s plight earned him national media attention, and over 14,000 donors sent him nearly $500,000 as part of a GoFundMe set up by his friend. He’s also inked a book deal, and the national pressure forced the Bellevue Marshal’s Office to bring him back on the force.

Some might criticize Silvester for capitalizing on his sudden fame, but I say—good! Good for him. He didn’t deserve to be suspended for the video, and now his superiors get to watch him reap money and fame for their misguided efforts to silence him.

If you haven’t watched the video, it’s well worth it. Silvester pretends to be intervening in a situation similar to the incident in Ohio, but instead of taking action to save a life, he calls James.  


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“Excuse me, could you please put the knife down, sir,” Silvester yells before asking a fictional James “you don’t care if a black person kills another black person, but you do care if a white cop kills a black person, even if he’s doing it to save the life of another black person?”

“I mean, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but then again you are really good at basketball so I guess I’ll take your word for it,” Silvester continued.

Silvester’s video came in response James’ attack of the Ohio officer who shot and killed a black girl as she was about to stab another black girl with a knife.

“YOU’RE NEXT. #ACCOUNTABILITY” James posted alongside of picture of the officer. James took the post down but refused to apologize.

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Of course, the woke-scolds online can’t leave Silvester alone. An online petition calling on GoFundMe to defund the campaign had received more than 3,300 signatures as of Thursday afternoon.

“Recently, Bellevue, ID Deputy Marshal Nate Silvester was called out and exposed for his racially insensitive [sic], unprofessional, and dangerous posts made under his ‘nateswildn’ TikTok account which included skits mocking the seriousness of police killings, rants defending the murder of unarmed black men, and the promotion of mob violence,” the petition reads.

Silvester’s funds are going to his bank account, according to the friend who started the GoFundMe, but the officer has promised to donate a portion of the funds to charity.

He should donate to charity, but he doesn’t have to. He earned that money for being subjected to the injustice of the Bellevue Marshal’s Office and the woke mob. Maybe if everyone who the radical leftists tried to cancel ended up with a fat check, they’d think twice before going after everyday Americans just trying to do their job.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.