Sunday, January 09, 2011

If Ballots Don’t Work . . .

Now let’s revisit all of those Teabaggers out there, including Sarah Palin, who have openly called for armed violence against lawmakers. This is a You Tube video of a Florida radio personality making not-so-veiled death threats against elected public officials.

I wonder how many teabagging yahoos out there are going to whoop it up over what amount to death threats for lawmakers now that one of them has been the victim of gun violence.

Especially now that Congressman Robert Brady (D - PA) has announced that he will offer up a bill that makes it a federal crime “to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress.”
“You can't put bull's-eyes or crosshairs on a United States congressman or a federal official.”
When I heard him speak to a CNN reporter this afternoon he specifically said that the Sarah Palin website that had crosshairs painted over 20 congressmen and women, including Gabrielle Giffords would definitely violate this law.

My bottom line is a little more severe, I think. My bottom line is that if you think your 2nd Amendment solutions trump my 1st Amendment rights, then maybe it’s time to do something about those 2nd Amendment ones.

No comments: