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.