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Violent Rhetoric

September 18, 2009

Nancy Pelosi again yesterday repeated a Democratic party theme: that vigorous, even heated debate against their policy is tantamount to incitement to violence.

Fortunately, the Supreme Court has already ruled on what constitutes incitement to violence: it’s yelling fire in a crowded room.  Mere disagreement with policy is not yelling fire.  It’s more like telling people if they don’t handle their chemicals carefully they might start a fire.

Furthermore, we’ve also heard now and again the pious hope of Democrats that Barack Obama won’t be assassinated.   Sound odd? It should.  Consider the facts of attacks against US presidents:

Lincoln – 1865  R
Garfield – 1881 R
McKinley – 1901 R
Kennedy – 1963 D
Ford – 1975 (2 att) R
Reagan – 1981 (att) R

Of these attempts on the president’s life in recent times when shots  were fired–four successful–all except Kennedy were Republicans attacked by left-leaning radicals.  Even Kennedy can fit this pattern if one considers that he was a strong conservative on defense and there are links between his assassin and Cuba and the Soviet Union.

The conclusion: conservatives in this country don’t kill presidents or even incite to violence.  Leftists do.

  1. September 20, 2009 1:01 am

    The conservatives I know and am acquainted with all share the same general opinion that I have. We would rather the world know what a despicable person Dear Leader is, and would prefer him to be unmasked by his works than to see violence done to him.

    He’s already going down in the record books as perhaps the worst president we’ve ever had. Many are wishing for the return of the Carter administration as it would be a step up.

    It’s too bad that the first mixed race president was Barack Hussein Obama (Dear Leader).

  2. acmaurerco permalink*
    September 20, 2009 12:55 pm

    I agree: if assassination weren’t against our moral sense–which it is–he might be worse as a martyr than he is as a president.


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