Monday, January 12, 2015

Going After Extremists

If, as this guy suggested on Fox News, we go after the Muslim extremists with guns blazing and not worry about the niceties of civil liberties and the rule of law, perhaps we should start with going after the ones here at home.

Like the people who plotted the assault on the Sikh temple in Wisconsin in August 2012, or murderer of Dr. George Tiller, Dr. John Britton, Dr. Barnett Slepian, the Centennial Park bombing in Atlanta, the Knoxville Unitarian Church, the Brookline, Massachusetts, Planned Parenthood office.  And then there’s the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.  All of those were perpetrated by religious fundamentalists or hard-core right-wingers.

Not to worry, though.  According to the NRA, Fox News, and talk radio, those are either isolated incidents or a show of civil disobedience against the oppression of the federal government.  But a guy with a beard and brown skin is a credible threat.