On major patriotic holidays, it's traditional for wingnut commentators to make grandiose, can-you-top-this? professions of loyalty to their country. Not any more, apparently. Today, Townhall's Kurt Schlichter celebrates the Fourth of July by calling for a rebellion against the government.
Sometimes in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another. It is high time to declare our personal independence from any remnant of obligation to those who have spit upon the rule of law. We owe them nothing -- not respect, not loyalty, not obedience.
Think about it. If you are out driving at 3 a.m., do you stop at a stop sign when there’s no one coming? Of course you do. You don’t need a cop to be there to make you stop. You do it voluntarily because this is America and America is a country where obeying the law is the right thing to do because the law was justly made and is justly applied. Or it used to be.
The law mattered. It applied equally to everyone.... There was once a time where you could imagine a Democrat scandal where the media actually called for the head of the Democrat instead of deploying to cover it up.
Yeah, remember when the media circled the wagons and refused to run a single story about the scandals surrounding Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, or Rod Blagojevich? It's appalling how the press wielded its power to keep those sleazebags in office.
The idea of the rule of law today is a lie. There is no law. There is no justice. There are only lies....
Only power matters, and Hillary stands ready to accumulate more power on their behalf so their oaths, their alleged principles, their duty to the country -- all of it goes out the window. But it’s much worse than just one scandal that seems not to scandalize anyone in the elite. Just read theDeclaration of Independence -- it’s almost like those dead white Christian male proto-NRA members foresaw and cataloged the myriad oppressions of liberalism’s current junior varsity tyranny.
Yes, recall the way President Obama has repeatedly "called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures," or "dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly," or "kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures." What a tyrant!
Who is standing against this? Not the judges. The Constitution? Meh. Why should their personal agendas be constrained by some sort of foundational document? Judges find rights that don’t appear in the text and gut ones that do. Just ask a married gay guy in Los Angeles who can’t carry a concealed weapons to protect himself from [OMITTED] radicals.
Schlichter, I should remind you, responded to the Paris terrorist attacks by vowing to personally defend his hometown of Manhattan Beach, California, against foreign fighters:
Loaded 5 magazines as I watched the news reports.
When they come here - and they will come here - we are the front line fighters.#2A
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) November 14, 2015
The politicians won’t stand against this. The Democrats support allowing the government to jail people forcriticizing politicians...
Schlichter's link goes to a report saying that Hillary Clinton opposes theCitizens United decision. I've searched it in vain for references to imprisonment.
It’s not a social contract anymore -- American society today is a suicide pact we never agreed to and yet we’re expected to go first.
I say “No.”
We owe them nothing -- not respect, not loyalty, not obedience. Nothing.
We make it easy for them by going along. We make it simple by defaulting to the old rules. But there are no rules anymore, certainly none that morally bind us once we are outside the presence of some government worker with a gun to force our compliance. There is only will and power and we must rediscover our own.
And therefore -- what? Armed insurrection? A campaign of anti-government terror? What's the plan, Kurt?
If there is no cop sitting right there, then there is nothing to make you stop at that stop sign tonight.
Really? That's the plan? Violate traffic laws when no one is looking? That will bring the fascist oppressors to their knees?
Schlichter has a lot of guns, and a lot of bluster, but he doesn't have the balls even to say that right-wingers should engage in any sort of insurrection, or protest, or even stop paying taxes to what he deems an utterly illegitimate government. He wants to playact at being a revolutionary, but he has too soft a life to deliver thios message as if he really mean it.
So run that red light on that abandoned road in the middle of the night, patriot! That'll stick it to the Man!
Crossposted at No More Mr. Nice Blog