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Liberals and Violence

Prophet of Doom 2012/06/05 17:34:18
The latest liberal meme is to equate skepticism
of the Obama administration with a tendency toward violence. That takes
me back 15 years ago to the time President Bill Clinton accused "loud
and angry voices" on the airwaves (i.e., radio talk-show hosts like me)
of having incited Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. What
self-serving nonsense. Liberals are perfectly comfortable with
antigovernment protest when they're not in power.


From the halls of the Ivy League to the halls of Congress, from the
antiwar protests during the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq to the
anticapitalist protests during International Monetary Fund and World
Bank meetings, we're used to seeing leftist malcontents take to the
streets. Sometimes they're violent, breaking shop windows with bricks
and throwing rocks at police. Sometimes there are arrests. Not all
leftists are violent, of course. But most are angry. It's in their DNA.
They view the culture as corrupt and capitalism as unjust.


Now the liberals run the government and they're using their power to
implement their radical agenda. Obama and his party believe that the
election of November 2008 entitled them to make permanent,
"transformational" changes to our society. In just 16 months they've
added more than $2 trillion to the national debt, essentially
nationalized the health-care system, the student-loan industry, and have
their sights set on draconian cap-and-trade regulations on carbon
emissions and amnesty for illegal aliens.


Had Obama campaigned on this agenda, he wouldn't have garnered 30% of the popular vote.


Like the millions of citizens who've peacefully risen up and attended
thousands of rallies in protest, I seek nothing more than the
preservation of the social contract that undergirds our society. I do
not hate the government, as the left does when it is not running it. I
love this country. And because I do, I insist that the temporary
inhabitants of high political office comply with the Constitution, honor
our God-given unalienable rights, and respect our hard-earned private
property. For this I am called seditious, among other things, by some of
the very people who've condemned this society?

I reject the notion that America is in a well-deserved decline, that she
and her citizens are unexceptional. I do not believe America is the
problem in the world. I believe America is the solution to the world's
problems. I reject a foreign policy that treats our allies like our
enemies and our enemies like our allies. I condemn the president
traveling the world apologizing for America's great contributions to
mankind. And I condemn his soft-peddling the dangers we face from
terrorism. For this I am inciting violence?


Few presidents have sunk so low as Mr. Clinton did with his accusations about Oklahoma City.
Last week—on the very day I was contributing to and raising more than
$3 million to fight leukemia and lymphoma on my radio program—Mr.
Clinton used the 15th anniversary of that horrific day to regurgitate
his claims about talk radio.


At a speech delivered last Friday at the Center for American Progress in
Washington, D.C., the former president said: [T]here were a lot of
people who were in the business back then of saying that the biggest
threat to our liberty and the cause of our domestic economic problem was
the federal government itself. And we have to realize that there were
others who fueled this both because they agreed with it and because it
was in their advantage to do so. . . . We didn't have blog sites back
then so the instrument of carrying this forward was basically the
right-wing radio talk show hosts and they understand clearly that
emotion was more powerful than reason most of the time."


Timothy McVeigh was incensed by the Clinton administration's 1993 siege
on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. It's no coincidence that
the bombing took place two years to the day of the Waco siege. McVeigh
was not inspired by anything I said or believe and to say otherwise is
outright slander. In the aftermath of the bombing, I raised millions of
dollars for the children of federal employees killed in that cowardly
attack through my association with the Marine Corp Law Enforcement
Foundation.


Let me just say it. The Obama/Clinton/media left are comfortable with
the unrest in our society today. It allows them to blame and demonize
their opponents (doctors, insurance companies, Wall Street, talk radio,
Fox News) in order to portray their regime as the great healer of all
our ills, thus expanding their power and control over our society.


A clear majority of the American people want no part of this. They
instinctively know that the Obama way is not how things get done in this
country. They are motivated by love. Not hate, not sedition. They love
their country and want to save it from those who do not.



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