Liberal Tolerance: A Continuing Series
If you are a member of the NRA, Dave Perry, editor of the Aurora Sentinel, knows where you belong:
No more due process in the clear-cut case of insidious terrorism. When the facts are so clearly before all Americans, for the whole world to see, why bother with this country’s odious and cumbersome system of justice? Send the guilty monsters directly to Guantanamo Bay for all eternity and let them rot in their own mental squalor.
No, no, no. Not the wannabe sick kid who blew up the Boston marathon or the freak that’s mailing ricin-laced letters to the president. I’m talking about the real terrorist threat here in America: the National Rifle Association.
I’m not laughing. What the NRA did last week was no laughing matter. Aurora is a community that knows only too well the downside of prolific guns, of military weapons in the hands of crazy people, of a nation that’s gone so far off base when it comes to firearm regulations that common sense is beyond our reach.
Such rabid talk about tossing fellow citizens into camps for having the temerity to actually believe that the Second Amendment means what it says, is rather common on the Left in blogs on a whole host of issues. Now we see it creeping out into newspapers, radio and television. Liberals often talk about Hate Speech, and I freely concede their expertise in that area. Engage in violent rhetoric about opponents long enough, and ultimately the violence will not be restricted to words and print. Dangerous games are being played by too many people on the Left in this country in regard to vilification of political opponents and I hope that cooler heads prevail before we become a society so divided that a majority of people become convinced that force is an acceptable substitute for argument.