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R “You cannot get out of bed in the morning without violating some section of Title 18 of the United States Code, the federal criminal code. In fact, and as a matter of law, you cannot stay in bed in the morning without violating some section of Title 18 of the United States Code.”
S “So why not indict her? She incited and directed others to kill and targeted the targets by first and last name and address. She created a mindset and a market for death. She legitimized killing. The specific nature of the killer’s mind and his motives are still emerging. Maybe he did not do it for her or for some specific political purpose. Nonetheless, he took her specific message and tactics to heart.”
R “Perhaps her twisted comments about death panels and the like confused a twisted and confused mind. Others stridently proclaim they have not heard anything inflammatory, yet he heard the shrill dog whistle.”
S “Her comments were one of the legal, moral and proximate causes of the death and maiming in Arizona. Look, she took down the targets on her website recently which is an admission of guilt.”
R “A subsequent remedial measure?”
S “What about the bull’s eyes? Listen to others who now opine that political discourse has taken a turn for the worse. The political discourse has not changed course one degree in recent years. The entreaties to kill have simply reached their predictable and inevitable outcome. Why is everyone now so shocked and stupefied? What happened was intended. It was only a matter of time.”
R “During the 2008 and 2010 elections, a few commentators noticed that she promoted and encouraged violence against specific candidates. Her threats of violence against specific candidates were and are not protected by the First Amendment and were and are clear violations of provisions of Title 18 when they target federal officials or occur on federal property.”
S “She is white and connected, so she will be given a pass. U.S. Attorneys expend considerable tax dollars prosecuting some harmless jaywalker on federal property who has the misfortune to be non-white and unconnected.”
R “The Supreme Court decreed that corporations are legal persons. The nattering news network is a legal person. Persons can be indicted. Another option is to indict the network, the president, the board of directors and the pitch men and women on tv. We need to return to personal responsibility as a governor of behavior. Law plays a role.”
S “White. Extraordinarily well connected. And capable of getting a U.S. Attorney fired. Same story. Same outcome. Those in power get a pass. Carte blanc, the White Card.”
R “Her vitriolic rants against a sitting President may be her undoing. Title 18 criminalizes threats against a sitting President. The grand irony would be to watch on YouTube after one of her tirades as her Secret Service protective detail turns and cuffs her for direct threats against the President.”
S “That might go viral.”
R “America sports a billion laws and yet has become such a lawless nation. In the absence of personal responsibility and without some rules and the rule of law, affairs can and will get worse.”
S “So why not simply allow a dozen jurors to decide?”
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[See the “e-ssay” titled “In The Land Of Fury And The Home Of The Fearful (November 1, 2010).”]
Bumper stickers of the week:
Incite, Sarah, Indict
Incite, Sarah, Indict Sarah
There oughta be a law; no, there are laws but there oughta be some law enforcement.
What happens when you take an arrow out of the quiver, nock it with care, draw back purposefully, release while slowly exhaling and then look up to see that you have hit the bull’s eye?
I was walking across a bridge one day and saw a man standing on the edge and about to jump off. So I ran over and said, “Stop! Don’t do it!” “Why shouldn’t I?” he said. I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!” He said, “Like what?” I said, “Well, are you religious or atheist?” He said, “Religious.” I said, “Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?” He said, “Christian.” I said, “Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?” He said, “Protestant.” I said, “Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?” He said, “Baptist!” I said, “Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?” He said, “Baptist Church of God!” I said, “Me too! Are you Original Baptist Church of God or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?” He said, “Reformed Baptist Church of God!” I said, “Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1915?” He said, “Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1915!” I said, “Die, heretic scum!” and pushed him over the edge.