Monday, June 21, 2010

Yeah, I do believe there's a message there

Insty has noted, several times, that by some of their actions the left has set an example and opened the door to some serious badness; they'd be screaming bloody murder if it had been done to them. Well,
But remember kids, we can't actually field an army or shoot the bastards.... yet. So long as the ballot box remains viable the cartridge box is out of bounds. SEIU, ACORN, etc. Note the exception being noted and take heed.
After reading Mr. Morris' comment, though, I have to wonder if at least part of my anger over this is motivated by fear. Fear that should enough Americans lose their faith in the honesty of elections, they just might turn from the soapbox and the ballot box to the ammo box.
In New Hampshire in 2002, the state GOP jammed the Democrats' "get out the vote" phones for 45 minutes on election day. As a consequence, four men went to jail and the state party paid a fine (to the New Hampshire Democratic Party) of $125,000. And I think that was too little.

On election day in 2008, members of the New Black Panther Party's "militia" stationed themselves outside a Philadelphia polling station, weapons at hand, and proclaimed that Whitey's day was over, that we were going to be governed by a black man, and whiteys better get used to it. As a consequence, one of them was forbidden to bring a weapon to a polling place until 2012.

I can't wait to see who shows up at polling stations in 2012. And what sorts of weapons they bring. After all, the door's been opened. Anyone can just walk in.

There's a saying that Before you pass a law, you should imagine it being in effect while your worst enemy is in power; the corollary is Before you screw with elections, you REALLY ought to consider the possible long-term consequences. They may be much different and much worse than you are currently expecting.

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