January 11, 2011

The Real Victims

A Boston Herald editorial shows what's really important about the events in Arizona:

The only thing more shameful than the tragedy in Arizona right now is the reaction of congressional Democrats who are using the attempted assassination of a colleague for the most base of political purposes.

And the real victim here - if they have their way - will be the free speech rights of all Americans.

Yes, of course political blustering is "more shameful" than THE BRUTAL MURDER OF SIX PEOPLE. It's not even close. And the real victims aren't those offended by political proposals that probably won't ever be enacted. The real victims are the people who got shot.

And what's wrong with making it illegal to threaten an elected official? Isn't that illegal anyway?

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 11, 2011 03:52 PM
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