Thursday, April 8, 2010
The Nuts Walk Among Us (and vote also)
Yesterday, Gregory Giusti was arrested in San Francisco for threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Numerous other elected officials have endured a host of threats including Democrat Washington Senator Patty Murray and House Minority Whip Republican Eric Cantor. I wonder if these people making these hostile actions realize that a threat towards one of our elite elected officials does not carry the same sentence as a hostile assault similar to what would be made at one of our local taverns. The threats made upon Pelosi could earn her harasser a 10 year federal jail sentence and a quarter million dollar fine.
Understandably many voters are very unhappy with our elected official but can it be possible that we have angry people capable of uprisings like we see in the news today in Kyrgyzstan, where between 40 and 100 people were killed in an uprising against the government? Even in our local region, Great Falls residents saw an altercation between their Mayor and a local group of tax protesters that were flying the United States flag upside down.
While the Corrector does indeed advocate that you call your congressional delegation and voice your displeasure we condemn violence and threats towards our elected officials, local or otherwise. Let your vote speak for your displeasure this November and in the mean time you are welcome to vent on this blog
(And by the way, we did do a little research on this and many or these people were Democrats that had voted and supported those they threatened. They were not all right-wing nuts or tea party people though there are reports of threats from them also. Idiots come in all partys so you can refrain from those comments please)