◼ The Political Left And The Criminalization Of Dissent - IBD
MoveOn.org wants Republican leaders arrested for "seditious conspiracy" against the U.S. The initiative, of course, won't get anywhere, but it does provide a peek into how some among us respond to disagreement.
Signers of MoveOn.org's online petition are asking the Justice Department "to arrest Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Speaker of the House John Boehner and other decision-making House Republican leaders" for shutting down the government and threatening the economy with default in "an attempt to extort the United States government into altering or abolishing the Affordable Care Act."
...Anyone who thinks Reynolds is exaggerating needs to look at the comments some of signers have made. One deep thinker from Long Beach, Calif., complained the Republicans "won't stop hurting America until we give them a disincentive. Jail should do it."
Another from Nashville, Tenn., says the GOP "'leaders' are a sorry, irresponsible and sincerely DANGEROUS group. They should be immediately prosecuted and jailed upon conviction."
Yet another from Springfield, Ohio, demands the Republicans be hanged "on the capital lawn" because treason "is punishable by death.
And we thought that hate was confined to the right side of the political spectrum. At least that's what we've been told. But as we can see, some on the left are not only capable of hate but also want to imprison those who disagree with them. Dissent must be crushed.