Sunday, October 16, 2011

Just Kill Them

From the New York Times, this solution to immigration from current Republican front-runner Herman Cain:

"Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally.

The remarks, which came at two campaign rallies in Tennessee as part of a barnstorming bus tour across the state, drew loud cheers from crowds of several hundred people at each rally. At the second stop, in Harriman, Tenn., Mr. Cain added that he also would consider using military troops “with real guns and real bullets” on the border to stop illegal immigration."

Entering the United States illegally is a misdemeanor in most cases.  Here's a Republican leader openly advocating killing masses of people for committing a misdemeanor, to open cheers from his audience.

You would have to be an idiot not to understand where this sort of thing is taking our country.  We are no longer in a contest between two political parties to determine the direction of our nation.  The right is succeeding in bringing to life one of their fondest desires: a Manichean struggle between good and evil.  Of course, they turned out to be on the evil side, but they won't appreciate the irony in that.

2 comments:

Magpie said...

Does anyone point out that the US army – even in an actual warzone – does not deliberately shoot civilians (in theory at least)?

Dave Dubya said...

Great plan. Then we'll have the military in place to shoot Americans crossing the border to flee from the fascsm.