Friday, April 16, 2010

Bill Clinton Compares Tea Party Protesters To Timothy McVeigh

Disgraced ex-president William Jefferson Clinton has stirred the pot by alluding to a link between the Tea Party movement and the kind of anger that led to the Oklahoma City bombing. Slick Willie, of course, tried to slander the Tea Party while claiming that wasn't what he was trying to do.

"What we learned from Oklahoma City is not that we should gag each other or that
we should reduce our passion for the positions we hold - but that the words we use really do matter, because there's this vast echo chamber, and they go across space and they fall on the serious and the delirious alike. They fall on the connected and the unhinged alike," he said.

My question to Monica Lewinsky's ex-boyfriend is this: why not make such statements when Leftist-Statist-Progressive-Democrats are calling Conservatives racists, sexist, homophobes, murders, Klansmen, thugs, etc.? Why is it that everyday Americans angry about a government that has rejected the Constitution are to be feared, but Black Panthers wielding weapons outside a voting precinct are not a big deal?

Clinton went on to further demonstrate his ignorance about the Constitution.

Clinton argued that the Boston Tea Party was in response to taxation without representation. The current protesters, he said, are challenging taxation by elected officials, and the demonstrators have the power to vote them out of office.

This lame excuse for constitutional abuse never holds water. Constituents have control over their congressman and senators, but not the other 532 members of Congress. Our government is a constitutional republic NOT a democracy. If citizens elect a congressman to go on a looting raid against the rest of the country, his mere election does not give the act legitimacy. All members of Congress (as well as the President) take an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution. Their constituents wishes to abuse the Constitution are irrelevant. If Bill Clinton wants a primer on the Constitution, I will be glad to sit down with him and explain it.

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