I am so tired of writing about Donald Trump. He sickens me. Yesterday he called for his "second amendment" followers to shoot Hillary Clinton. I know, we're just supposed to write this off as another dumb thing that the out of control bloviator said, just another day of grabbing the headlines. Later he is being forced to say that he was just talking about the second amendment people going to the polls. We're supposed to pretend that he didn't really mean it. But I'm not so sure I am wiling to give him a pass.
This man calls his political opponent a criminal. His convention, and his rallies, repeatedly shout "Lock her up!" Are we to pretend he doesn't mean it?
This man has promised to be a war criminal by killing the families of terrorists and by torturing prisoners of war. Are we to pretend he didn't really mean it?
This man has promised to change the libel laws to that he can sue media that criticizes him. Are we to pretend he didn't really mean it?
Promising to violate the first amendment, be a war criminal, lock up or shoot your opponent is what this man has done. This is beyond sickening. It is a moral imperative to oppose this un-American "man" as president of the United States of America. He is no longer just an embarrassment to America. He is promising and encouraging criminality.
Am I over-reacting? I'm not so sure.
His actual quote is, in his inimitable ungrammatical sentence fragments:
"Hillary wants to abolish, to essentially abolish, the second amendment. By the way if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks, although the second amendment people maybe there is I don't know, but I tell you that would be a horrible day..."
So, it is clear by the last part of that quote - "... that would be a horrible day..." that what he is talking about is assassination of his political opponent, otherwise what would be horrible about that day? if it were a day where "second amendment people" voted for Trump and Hillary lost, would that be what Trump means by a horrible day? Of course not. He is talking about using guns to go after Hillary.
Is this just another example of Trump saying whatever fractional thought is in his brain? Or is this something he has planned? I'm not sure which is worse, a candidate advocating the incarceration or assassination of his political opponent, or a candidate whose impulsiveness is so out of control that he has no ability to give a second's thought to what comes out of his mouth. Which is worse?
I believe it is a moral imperative to oppose this man who has clearly promised to disregard all human decency, all moral restraints, and the constitution itself.