Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Knock on the Door in the Middle of the Night

Hey, even if it is just Barney Frank, that’s still pretty scary. Michelle Malkin draws attention to this bit about Frank: “’There’s deeply rooted anger on the part of the average American,’ the Massachusetts Democrat said at a Washington news conference today. He said the compensation restrictions would apply to all financial institutions and might be extended to include all U.S. companies.”

Hold up, there, Elmer. The fact that we live under a republican form of government, rooted in the great American documents - the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights - boils down to this: beyond a certain point, and within fairly clearly-defined limits, it doesn’t matter a tinker’s dam how angry the “average American” is - about anything. There are certain unalienable rights – nifty phrase, what?; perhaps you’ve heard of it before – that are beyond the reach of legislation, executive fiat, judicial decree, and a numerical majority of ill-informed hotheads. No? You don’t think so? Well, Barn’, what if, tomorrow, a majority of “angry Americans” decided that it would be a swell idea to round up gays and put them in concentration camps? Or Jews or Navajos or vegetarians? Still think majority + anger = congressional authority?

Just remember this, Porky: tea-bags ain’t the only things flying off the shelves these days.

Update: And speaking of knocking on doors, Robert S. McCain has some suggestions about what to do when the Obamanoids visit.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does Barney Fwank really think the ire won't be directed at the pay of our 'public servants', who btw got a raise this year?

Retread

kc said...

They not only got a raise, if I'm not mistaken they also arranged things so the raises are automatic, not having to be discussed or voted on - which keeps 'em out of the news and keeps US out of their bidniss. They think.

JeffS said...

"...tea-bags ain’t the only things flying off the shelves these days."

Yes, that's right.

richard mcenroe said...

Word on the street is Barney Frank is a gay,Jewish Navajo. I'll order the box car.

No way on the vegetarian, tho, with all the sausage he's eaten...

kc said...

Richard - your comment is forcing me to deep-clean my keyboard.

Thank you!

Yojimbo said...

One could well argue that the Navajo Nation has been in a form of unfenced camp for over a century, I think they call it a reservation.

Just thought Ute might like to know. Champagne wishes and Title 25dreams.

RebeccaH said...

Well, ol' Barn is right about one thing. There is deeply rooted anger on the part of the average American, only I don't think it's directed specifically at financial institutions and businesses as it is as Congress. Including ol' Barn, especially maybe him.

Isophorone said...

By the way, Barney just called Antonin Scalia a "homophobe."

Paco said...

Well, I'm calling Barney a thieving, mush-mouthed son of a bitch - so he and Scalia are now even.

JeffS said...

McCain has an excellent strategy there, but I'll just tell them I pledged allegiance to the Teleprompter Of The United States.

That'll larn 'em!!!!!

Anonymous said...

'Inalienable' rights.

Dean Martin

Paco said...

Dean: From the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights..."

Anonymous said...

Sorry. That's what I get for checking an internet dictionary instead of the source.
Dean