In what is perhaps the most damning examples of treason towards one's country is the mounting calls from Republicans, conservatives, and Tea Party leaders alike--calling for armed insurrection over the recent healthcare ruling. (http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/06/30/
Don't be so shocked when you read the embedded articles: It's not the first time, the Tea party elite or the conservative right had called for arms against the government with the GOP remaining strangely silent on the subject: Back in 2010--when the healthcare law was being passed by Congress--the right had sent out calls for the same action: Armed violence against the very government they are sworn to uphold, protect, and serve.
It buggers the question as to why the right would react so negatively towards something so positive and then fall back on tired cliches for violence and oppression of the people--just because they didn't get their way with the recent Supreme Court ruling or anything else.
I guess in their minds, any form of progress must be the shadows of inequivocable tyranny.
But then I'm reminded that the right-wing establishment of the Republican Party (Tea Party, religious right, etc...) is nothing but a bastion of reactionary revolutonaries who feel it's their patriotic duty to sow the seeds of dissent, distrust, and violence whenever it suits them and not being held accountable for their actions in return--feeling that they are above the law and beyond reproach in all things.
Which makes Mitt Romney's position as candidate for the Republican establishment all that more tenuous in retrospect: If he willingly surrounds himself with such idiots, how can he possibly hope to win the White House in November?
What could he possibly gain by associating himself with a bunch of crackpots and nutjobs who only aim is to shed innocent blood in their idea of an "armed" revolution?
Makes one wonder just how far the Republican establishment has carefully thought through their emotions, reactions, and feelings on the matter.
Because the last time someone told everyone to paint targets on serving Democratic senators up for re-election,nearly died because of it.
So how many must perish for the Tea Party cause? How many thousands must die in order for things to be set right in their eyes?
Do these reactionary types even understand the concept of Constitutional law or how the government operates in relation to the people?
Just because you don't like something doesn't mean it is a call to arms and we must all shoot our respective neighbors over a political grievance.
Killing people over the health care ruling just shows how woefully shortsighted and callous the right-wing establishment really is.
Because if the Tea Party is supposed to represent the people in all regards, then they would immediately understand that the people do not share the same naked bloodlust that the party members relish in on a daily basis--itching for a long overdue "civil war" that will only result in more unnecessary casualties.
But I doubt that the Republicans or their allies have even thought that far ahead. In their minds, a gun and a bullet is a greater equalizer in all things than compromise, discussion, or healthy debate.
Fortunately, in this climate, such talk for a call to arms would immediately fall flat. There have been past instances in recent years where the right-wing militia belonging to the Christian Hutaree movement tried to overthrow the government by killing innocent people at funerals and targeting police before they were captured (without a shot being fired), tried, and sentenced to long prison terms.
But if that's what the Tea Party wants, the conservative right, and the GOP, then we--the people--will be more than happy to accomodate them on that front.
But an armed revolution is completely out of the question.