This is Tolerance??
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
Written by: J. D. Heyes
Billionaire businessman and GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, elicits strong emotions from people, there is no question about that – and that includes strong positive and strong negative responses. But one response he elicited from a board member of a local American Civil Liberties Union chapter would be enough to land that person in jail for a very long time if he would happen to utter it should The Donald actually win the White House.
As reported by CBS Denver in recent days, ACLU of Colorado board member Loring Wirbel was forced to resign after writing a post on Facebook that threatened the lives of Trump supporters (as one of the GOP leaders Trump receives Secret Service protection), though some believe it may have been a closet threat to Trump personally.
Wirbel’s post was captured by The Daily Caller, which publicized it. The post stated:
“The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, ‘This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before Election Day.’ They’re not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there’s always force…”
So much for the Left’s ‘tolerance’
What is unjust about democratically electing a president? Can you imagine the reaction of a reactionary like this to anyone who would threaten the lives of President Obama and his supporters? And did you catch the reference to one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious figures, Dr. Josef Goebbels, the man who performed painful and deadly experiments on Jews and non-Germans?
Does Wirbel really think Donald Trump is that kind of person? If so, then Wirbel and those who think like him are the real threats to American freedom – not a democratically elected president, regardless of what political party he or she represents.
“It’s almost like, you will think the way we think, you will do what we want you to do, or we eliminate you?” Steve House, chair of the Colorado Republican Party, told CBS Denver, commenting on what was the second threat against Republicans in a week.
The website noted further:
“Fern Delise, 54, of Fountain was arrested after police say she called Planned Parenthood saying, ‘It’s tempting to walk into a republican party [sic] meeting with my dead husband’s gun and just start shooting people.'”
This is the face of the Left’s famous “tolerance?” Threatening to kill someone just because they believe in a different political philosophy? Since when has any elected Republican official ever threatened the lives of Democrats just for being Democrats, or threatened Goebbels-like treatment towards them? I’ll save you the trouble of research: Never. Or at least not since the Civil War.
Because of this political intolerance, House says the state GOP is taking on new security measures at large meetings (just like they would have to if they were being threatened directly by ISIS – which essentially translates to: Democratic voters are behaving like terrorists toward Republicans).
“I think we have to be prepared as a party and I think politics is just overdone,” he said. “We’ve got to realize the country needs to pick leader and we need to do a serious job of doing that but this kind of rhetoric really doesn’t help at all and frankly it scares us and people need be worried about it a little bit.”
Where is Obama? Clinton? Are they condemning this?
Fortunately the ACLU of Colorado stepped up and did the right thing, issuing a statement saying that the organization “does not condone the recent personal Facebook post of regional volunteer Loring Wirbel.
“The ACLU of Colorado is a nonpartisan organization. We do not endorse candidates or parties. We have proudly spent decades fighting for the rights of all Coloradans, regardless of political affiliation, to vote and to freely participate in the political process. Our members, supporters, and volunteers are free to express their own personal views and opinions in their personal lives,” the statement continued. “We have fought for decades to preserve that right, as well, for all Coloradans, no matter how strongly we disagree with the content.”
You know who should come out next and condone this kind of rhetoric? President Obama, Hillary Clinton and every other leading Democrat who has weaponized speech at every opportunity to launch at the Republican Party.
As for Wirbel – police in Colorado Springs, where he lives, say threatening someone’s life is protected free speech, which ought to make you shake your head in disbelief.