Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hey, Kids! Let’s Overthrow the Government

Posted by JAZZ SHAW

I only noticed this story, for which I can find no suitable adjective, because it was highlighted and responded to by Rick Moran at Right Wing Nuthouse. It’s from Free Republic honcho Jim Robinson, who apparently is unhappy with the performance thus far of President Obama and the Democratic controlled Congress, and seeks a remedy to this untenable situation by marching millions of people to Washington, D.C. and overthrowing the government.

We have reached the point where the government’s long train of abuses and usurpations has achieved absolute Despotism, therefore it is our right, it is our duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for our future security.

Therefore, We the People of America choose to exercise our right to throw off and alter the abusive government by peacefully recalling and removing from office the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States and all U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives effective immediately.

Rick, (a well known, closeted leftist sympathizer) as usual, throws cold water all over this wonderful idea in his Sunday column, titled, “Why I Want America to Continue to Toil Under the Oppressive Yoke of a Socialist Communist Tyrant.” Moran seems to fear the minor inconveniences which might result from immediately dismantling our entire governmental, social, societal and security infrastructure. What a wuss!

First, I could have lifted the exact same verbiage from any of 50 lefty blogs while Bush was in office. It was stupid then and it’s stupid now. Positing the idea that we are unfree or living under some kind of authoritarian regime is so far beyond the pale of rationality one wonders if this guy sits in the dark, cradling his gun, waiting for the secret police to bust down his door.

Ok… the column is actually titled, “Why Conservatism Sucks Right Now” and he has some harsh words for the author.

Conservatives will laugh this kind of thing off as an aberration. But I am telling my fellow righties that we ignore this crap to the detriment of the rest of us who oppose the administration’s actions. With pop-cons like Hannity, Beck, Coulter, and other conservative celebrities mouthing some of this nonsense (while implying even worse) on a daily basis, more and more of the base are turning into unhinged, screaming maniacs who believe America is being “destroyed” by Obama and the liberals.

This screed is symptomatic of the sickness of thought and reason that afflicts many conservatives today - more than we are prepared to acknowledge and far more than one would normally expect from a philosophy that supposedly prides itself on prudence, rationality, and probity.

I’m pretty unhappy with the direction this administration and Congress is taking us in terms of the economy and our domestic agenda. In fact, I’m more than unhappy. I’m getting close to a full panic. But sending millions of armed citizens to the capitol just might be a teeny, weenie bit of an overreaction. Read both of the linked items in full. And if you have the stomach, read some of the list of comments already piling up at Free Republic in response to it. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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