This just came on Channel 13 in Houston. The FBI is now investigating death threats to Representative Al Green of Houston, who began getting them after he voted for the health care bill.
Al Green happens to be my congressman. When he had his town hall meeting here in Houston, I had a chance to get up and speak. There were so many people there that everybody had to draw numbers. Lucky for me, my number was drawn. Anyways, I asked how this was going to be funded, and expressed my concern that this was going to run up massive deficits. His answer was to evade my point, and talk about how health care was the right of every American.
OK, at least I tried to get an answer from Al Green, but make no mistake about it - I condemn anyone who would make threats. This is as unamerican as you can get. Those who think that making threats against an elected official ought to move to a nation more conducive to their philosophy - Like the Soviet Union.... Oops, thats, right, it doesn't exist any more. Well then, they can try Iran. I know, I know, Islamic and all that, but they are not so different from these Bozos are they? They only differences between those who are making the death threats and Islamic jihadists are:
1) Different religions - Islamic vs. either Christian or Atheist, or whatever other religion or philosophy floats peoples' boats here in America.
2) We have laws that keep people like this in check. Iran has laws that encourage violence and the murder of its citizens. Perhaps, if our Bozos merely converted to Islam, the Iranian government might be willing to put them to work doing what they only wish they could do here, but are too cowardly to do so. Then they would be perfectly happy.
Sorry if this is a bit over the top, but I rank those who make death threats right up there with the rest of the terrorist scumbags. Again, the only things stopping them are good police enforcement, a decent system of government, the 99.9% of Americans who find their actions reprehensible, and the inherent cowardice of these Bozos. Want to derail health care? Do it legally.
Thank God, there are only a few pathetic punks like these out there, but in our present political climate, those few cockroaches are now coming out of the woodwork. A can of Raid* right now would do nicely.
* Serious prison time for those caught making death threats.
I don't have a link yet, since this was just on the news, but I will supply one as soon as I can.