MSNBC’s Jot Reid descended into the dangerous ground in regards to the shooting rampage against Republican Congressmen. To our absolute consternation, she sought to justify the actions because Representative Scalise supports traditional marriage. In her estimation, he is responsible for pissing someone off and getting shot. This is what our media has come to? Read on.
As Written by Allen West for Townhall:
This weekend I was in Cayman Brac with my diving group called the Dive Pirates. The organization does adaptive dive training with our Wounded Warriors and those who have suffered from spinal injuries. Even with a minor tropical storm, it was such a pleasure to be with those who have given of themselves for our freedom. But, in coming back to the States I soon realized that there is a maelstrom brewing here.
As I sat in the airport on Grand Cayman awaiting my flight back to Dallas, I began checking my news feeds and getting back up to speed. Sadly, I read of the dangerous justifications of the attempted assassination of Republican Members of Congress. The absurd and troubling assertion of one Joy Reid Sunday morning on her show on MSNBC should be cause for concern of all Americans. Ms. Reid offered her weak, boilerplate, insincere hopes for Rep. Scalise then went on to condemn the Republican Representative due to his “voting record”…and insinuate that there is some “moral responsibility” to take action against him for such.
Is this what we want in our Country? Do we want partisan commentators dangerously justifying the shooting of an elected representative because his policies are in opposition to theirs?
Ms. Reid took umbrage with Rep. Scalise because he supports traditional marriage between one man and one woman. She went so far down the progressive socialist identity politics trail to state that it was interesting that a “black lesbian” was one of the Capitol Hill police officers involved in defending Congressman Scalise. Does Ms. Reid believe that one’s personal lifestyle supersedes their sworn duty? Do we no longer respect individuals due to their commitment but must descend into the status quo of politicized traits and characteristics in order to make a point, a statement? Does Ms. Reid believe that anyone who takes a position supporting traditional marriage should be targeted for violence? Funny, it was another far left organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) who has targeted certain conservative groups and labeled them as hate groups. One of those was the Family Research Council, who, after the CEO of Chick-fil-A declared his support of traditional marriage, was the target of a shooter at their headquarters in Washington DC. It is time we stop denigrating those who have values in opposition to that of the progressive socialist left as being “hate groups”.
We consistently hear that Republicans want to kill people, you may recall Rep. Alan Grayson saying that Republicans just want you to die, and die quickly. We have news outlets and those who proselytize that any disagreement with climate change means you want the planet to die. We cannot exist as a free society if individuals are threatened, disparaged, and targeted due to opposing values and principles.
Ms. Reid in her commentary articulated that Rep. Scalise took a different stance on healthcare and voted against Obamacare as another aspect of her dangerous justification. Are we to believe that any contrary policy perspectives aligned with free market principles are grounds for violence? The certainty of Obamacare’s implosion cannot be debated. But should the quest for better, alternative, policy solutions be demonized? Are we supposed to be afraid to present a differing viewpoint and just allow a healthcare death spiral where some States are left without any health insurance coverage? Must we be so paralyzed by the fear of violent retribution? Are we to believe that Americans cannot make their own healthcare decisions, and that those who decide they do not want to be forced into purchasing a certain commodity should be……..
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