This is a pathetic and cowardly excuse Ed Morrissey used to justify my banned at HotAir.
Not sure why SWalker is a topic of conversation here, but he was banned for a comment that fortunately didn’t make it out of the mod queue, so none of you saw it, which advocated the lynching of public officials. He was warned more than once about his comments, and I had at first just placed his account in the full mod-queue status, but he chose not to abide by the ToS.
We will not tolerate calls for violence against public officials. Period. End of story. There is no “right to comment,” and people who can’t abide by the ToS won’t be allowed to comment for very long. It’s really that simple.
Ed Morrissey on April 11, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Ed has obviously never read, or if he has does not agree with no less of a Founding Father than Thomas Jefferson. Yes, that’s right, Ed Morrissey is such a stalwart conservative that he would ban Thomas Jefferson from HotAir.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants: Thomas Jefferson.
Likewise, Mr Morrissey no doubt would have found it necessary to ban Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison who made equally aggressive calls for violence against public officials who have forgotten their station and anointed themselves as Aristocrats lording their will over those who elected them.
Their comments can be found in another little series of documents that either Mr Morrissey has never bothered to read, or finds inconvenient and disagrees with, documents known as the Federalist papers. No by his own admission Ed Morrissey is no Conservative, nor a friend of the constitutional Republic created by America’s Founding Fathers.
“Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. And it is not certain, that with this aid alone they would not be able to shake off their yokes. But were the people to possess the additional advantages of local governments chosen by themselves, who could collect the national will and direct the national force, and of officers appointed out of the militia, by these governments, and attached both to them and to the militia, it may be affirmed with the greatest assurance, that the throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned in spite of the legions which surround it.” -James Madison-
If there should be an army to be made use of as the engine of despotism, what need of the militia? If there should be no army, whither would the militia, irritated by being called upon to undertake a distant and hopeless expedition, for the purpose of riveting the chains of slavery upon a part of their countrymen, direct their course, but to the seat of the tyrants, who had meditated so foolish as well as so wicked a project, to crush them in their imagined intrenchments of power, and to make them an example of the just vengeance of an abused and incensed people? Is this the way in which usurpers stride to dominion over a numerous and enlightened nation? Do they begin by exciting the detestation of the very instruments of their intended usurpations? Do they usually commence their career by wanton and disgustful acts of power, calculated to answer no end, but to draw upon themselves universal hatred and execration? Are suppositions of this sort the sober admonitions of discerning patriots to a discerning people? Or are they the inflammatory ravings of incendiaries or distempered enthusiasts? If we were even to suppose the national rulers actuated by the most ungovernable ambition, it is impossible to believe that they would employ such preposterous means to accomplish their designs.
In times of insurrection, or invasion, it would be natural and proper that the militia of a neighboring State should be marched into another, to resist a common enemy, or to guard the republic against the violence of faction or sedition. This was frequently the case, in respect to the first object, in the course of the late war; and this mutual succor is, indeed, a principal end of our political association. If the power of affording it be placed under the direction of the Union, there will be no danger of a supine and listless inattention to the dangers of a neighbor, till its near approach had superadded the incitements of self-preservation to the too feeble impulses of duty and sympathy. -Alexander Hamilton-
To Ed Morrissey I quote Patriot and Founding Father Samuel Addams.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”
Ed is a coward, crouching down and licking the hands that feed him, dishonoring the Founding Fathers, deceiving those who read HotAir into believing that he is a conservative, when in reality he is nothing even remotely approaching one. A swaggering tin plated dictator with delusions of Godhood hiding behind a ToS. Engaging in propaganda and indoctrination through the process of battering repeatedly his reader with Progressive Liberal Marxist ideology in the disguise of news coverage. All the while dreaming of one day being the next Dan Rather or Walter Cronkite. Walter Cronkite was a damned Communist sympathizer on the payroll of the KGB and Dan Rather was a Socialist serial liar. Ed Morrissey is obviously cut from the exact same cloth. A Progressive Liberal Marxist petty tyrant who would ban the Founding Fathers themselves for the opinion that they expressed.