Enter the TEA Party Republicans of New Hampshire. As reported last week in the Huffington Post, TEA Partiers in the state have taken up a petition to have removed and arrested one hundred and eighty-nine law makers who voted to repeal the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law. (The article in its entirety can be read here.)
As the Post reports:
Tea party Republicans in New Hampshire want to press criminal charges against state legislators…and kick them out of office. Two Republican members of the state House of Representatives and a former state GOP chairman have filed a petition to remove 189 members of the state House and file criminal charges against them for their March 27 vote to repeal the controversial gun law. The group claims that the vote violates the lawmakers’ oath of office, unconstitutionally challenges the Second Amendment and fails to adhere to state constitutional protections on life.
Now I don’t normally compare or call people fascist, but when I do it usually involves someone trying to arrest and imprison another for disagreeing on a political issue. Fortunately, the vitamin deficiency that prevents right-wing conservatives from properly absorbing irony has kept this group from realizing that they are advocating for gun rights, partly because they claim guns will keep them safe from oppressive political forces, while simultaneously attempting to use politics to oppress people they disagree with.
Yes America, this has what we have come to. Conservatives fearful that gun reform will eventually lead to fascist governments, that can arrest and jail people for disagreeing on politics, have decided to take the initiative and start pushing for the arrests early! In other words fascism minus all that bureaucratic paperwork! This early arrival only proves that the GOP really is the party of less government.
What can I say, other than to thank Jeff for the link? The level of crazy on the right just keeps rising. Will we ever see it peak?