We all know about the recent violence and threats of violence in the name of politics in recent days. Bee turned me on to this one. I'm sure there are others. The climate out there has gotten just plain scary.
What I want to know is, when is using gun-rhetoric and violent language to promote your cause way across the line? When do you have to stop?
For example, if an Arabic-American who practices Islam posted a list of Democrat politicans on his/her Facbook page with crosshairs, what would happen to that person? What if their post contained the language "it's time to take a stand." Would someone use racial profiling to call this person a potential terrorist?
Don't ever let anybody tell you to sit down and shut up, Americans!"
Can any citizen say, of a legislative decision, in a Tweet to thousands, "Don't retreat, instead -- RELOAD."
I guess the citizen can, if she is Sarah Palin.
Is there not a point at which someone is actually committing a crime here? Is there not a point at which we arrest people for attempting to incite a riot? Palin's recent actions might be considered illegal if most Americans attempted any of them. They might have been interviewed by police to assess the threat. And yet this irresponsible (illegal?) behavior is being tolerated. Palin is dangerous, folks. This is not a main-stream media or a liberal-blogger lie. The woman has no discretion over her actions and is totally irresponsible. When you applaud her, you are complicit in whatever damage may result.