From Pine View Farm

Republicans Respect the Law 0

Unless, of course, it’s a law they don’t agree with.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor have been the targets of death threats from the “irrational fringe” of society, people apparently spurred by Republican criticism of the high court.

All seriousness aside, as Steve Allen used to say, this is a logical outgrowth of the rantings of those who would claim that anyone who disagrees with them is unAmerican, whatever the hell that means.

American means tolerating disagreements. It means understanding that freedom of speech means, well, freedom of speech, even of speech one doesn’t like and of speech with which one disagrees.

American does not mean poison the opposition.

Those who would stifle freedom speech, they are truly unAmerican. And their actions threaten our freedom more than at any time since the McCarthy era.

My friends, the barbarians are at the gate. And they hide under the red, white, and blue. They speak with smooth tones, as did Wormtongue. And they would betray this nation and its founders.


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