Florida State Representative Frederica Wilson had this to say the other day:
Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace. We’re gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted. You cannot intimidate members of Congress, frighten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it’s a shame in this United States of America.
Yep. She really said it:
The “crime” she’s trying to define here is “Lese majeste” literally “to do wrong to majesty”. It is the crime of disrespecting ones rulers, often with excuses like “Men didn’t make me King, God did, so to disrespect me is to disrespect God.” But in any case, disrespecting ones “betters” was just beyond the pale and deserving of punishment.
It’s a crime invoked by tyrants, pure and simple.
And apparently it only applies to Congress, not the White House. After all, where was Rep Wilson when Peter Fonda suggested that Barron Trump should be ripped from his mother’s arms and put in a cage with pedophiles? Where was she when Maxine Waters called for people to harass members of the Trump Administration.
And, apparently, it only applies to Democrat Congresscritters. Where as Wilson when New York Times columnist Wajahat Ali (to name just one) mocked Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw (and flat out lying in the process)? Odin himself looks down on Representative Crenshaw in approval, one one-eye to another.
No, she’s simply claiming special privilege for democrats.
In a gun forum on which I used to participate someone once said, to justify voting for Democrats, “I vote for the ones who support the rest of the Bill of Rights.”
Anyone remember when the Democrats actually did support “the rest of the Bill of Rights”?
They’ve always been “free speech for me, not for thee”, “free association for me, not for thee”, “due process for me, not for thee”, and so on and so on and so on.
How about try freedom, and let the chips fall where they may?