Some of those on the Right who have been so flippant about giving mainstream credibility to fringe conspiracy theories need to more think more seriously about what they say. This guy was obviously unstable all by himself but given the stresses that this economy is already putting on people, some of the more ridiculous secessionist rhetoric needs to be toned down. I think a little self-censorship might be appropriate, don't you? A little bit. I think elected Republicans should voluntarily publicly disassociate themselves from some the nonsensical fear-mongering as a way of marginalizing the tin-foil hatters that are clearly getting some people irrationally paranoid.
Nobody wants this or anything like it to happen again.
Saturday, April 04, 2009