If you were around in the ’60s, you probably remember the lyrics from the old Buffalo Springfield song, For What It’s Worth:
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away
Not many similarities exist between that anxious era and this–for one thing, most of the music these days stinks–but they do have one suspicious denominator in common–a Democratic Administration.
- A psychosis characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations.
- A tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others.
Well, yeah. But sometimes they really are out to get you. Case in point:
Following the tragic events in Tucson last week which killed six people, and injuring more than a dozen, including a congresswoman, law enforcement leaders in Washington have advised members of Congress to report security concerns to appropriate authorities for investigation.
And with that, seventh district Congressman Billy Long reported his own.
Long reported Clay Bowler, a middle aged writer better known as “Bungalow Bill” in the blogosphere to local authorities. Bowler was one of “several people” who Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott said were reported as “worrisome to Long,” reported KSPR. […]
I don’t necessarily fault the Feds. They’re as afraid of us as we are of them. And with good reason. In a country of 300 million, if only .001% of the populace present a clear and present danger, that’s still 300,000 nuts–and the working percentage is probably much higher than that. So prudence dictates that officialdom take reasonable precautions to ensure that it may continue to spend each bright and shiny day working to raise our taxes. But no politician’s peace of mind is worth the exsanguination of any of the first ten amendments to the Constitution–the Bill of Rights–even if that mind belongs to a so-called “conservative”:
Congressman Peter King of New York plans to introduce legislation making it illegal to carry a firearm within 1,000 feet of certain government officials, in the aftermath of the tragic shooting last Saturday which claimed the lives of six, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl, and injured 14, including critically injured Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat. King, who is not only a Republican, but also a member of the NYS Buckleyite “Conservative” and Independence Parties (as fusion electioneering on multiple party lines is allowed under NYS election laws), made the announcement at New York City Hall along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a well-known anti-Second Amendment advocate, at a conference organized by Bloomberg’s group “Mayors Against Illegal Guns.” […] (In Wake Of Shooting, Some “Conservatives” Call For Gun Control)
1,000 feet. Almost a fifth of a mile. That’s not prudence. That’s panic. Perhaps the good Congressman should pursue a career in which proximity with the public is not required.