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Somebody in the Republican Party please put an end to this insanity before it’s too late. Let’s look at what has happened since January 20th:
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann from Minnesota has said she wants the people of her state to be “armed and dangerous.”
Former Senator Rick Santorum wrote in an opinion piece in the Philadelphia Enquirer that President Obama “has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions.”
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said President Obama is waging a “war against churches” and that “there’s a clear desire to replace the church with a bureaucracy, and to replace people’s right to worship together with a government-dominated system.”
Congressman Spencer Bachus from Alabama said that 17 members of the House of Representatives are “socialists.”
Rick Perry, the governor of the second largest state in the nation, is talking about the possibility of secession.
The Georgia Senate passed a resolution calling for the nullification of the Constitution and disbanding of the United States.
Congressman Mark Kirk from Illinois has suggested that the people of that state “shoot anyone” who proposes to raise their taxes.
Congressman Michael McCaul from Texas is making speeches about tyranny and oppression, citing Thomas Jefferson’s quote that “the tree of liberty will be fed with the blood of tyrants and patriots.”
Add to these the constant drumbeat from talk radio hosts about re-education camps, fascism, totalitarianism, and this administration taking away Constitutional rights.
Granted, probably 99.9% of the people who hear or read these things know it is just blowhard politicians trying to gain votes by appealing to their Republican base.
But what about the other 0.1%? What do they do? Do they get an assault rifle and kill police officers because they think their rights are being taken away? Do they fill a truck with explosives and park it in front of a federal building?
Keep this t-shirt in mind Republicans, before you quote Jefferson:
Anybody know what this is? It’s the shirt that Timothy McVeigh was wearing when he was arrested.