The Thugs Have Come to Washington

On Twitter last night, a battle emerged between Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and supporters of socialist Democratic Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. [The story is here.]

Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise tax rates to 70 percent, to redistribute wealth from those who create and earn it to those who do not. She wants to take money out of the hands of private businesses who are responsible for earning and managing it and place it in the hands of the government. She says it’s “for the people” but it’s the government, not “the people”, who will decide what to do with it. It’s mob warfare that used to be masked as something civil. No more.

Steve Scalise, of course, is a tax-cutting Republican and opposes such a plan. He commented that Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez instead wanted to tax Americans’ income at higher rates in order to “give it to leftist fantasy programs.”

Scalise is the Congressman who was shot by a socialist Bernie Sanders supporter back in 2017. One of the socialist tweeters last night suggested it might be a good idea to shoot Scalise again. Referring to Ocasio-Cortez, another supporter wrote, “She’s got better aim than James Hodgkinson, that’s for sure,” referencing the marksmanship of the suspect in the Virginia shooting, a Bernie Sanders supporter who later died in a shootout with police.


It seems that leftists hate guns a whole lot more than they hate violence.

And it makes total sense that advocates of the Ocasio-Cortez wealth confiscation bill would be violent. Socialism is violence. It uses the backing of guns, armies and mobs to impose its will. That’s all socialism is: Brute force.

Socialism is not charity. It’s not generosity. It’s not about achievement, competence, or accountability. It’s none of those things. It’s simply force.

Socialists supporting people like “Occasional Cortex” (let’s face it, the lady’s not bright) claim to be against violence. But they’re not against violence. They’re not even against guns. They’re only against guns in the hands of people who could challenge or oppose the government in any way — the socialist government, that is. Scratch the surface, and you’ll find that’s just about any Democrat. How do we know that? The complete lack of outrage — or even mild criticism — when their fellow socialist Democrats openly advocate shooting people who don’t want 70 percent tax rates.

Scalise ended the engagement on Twitter with his socialist opponents tweeting the hashtag, #StayClassy.

Hopefully the Congressman grasps that his opponents like Ocasio-Cortez, and her fellow thug Rashida Tlaib, are not classy. They are nothing more than thugs. The thugs have come to Washington DC. If they ever manage to become a majority, America WILL be Venezuela. Or Iran. Or even a whole lot worse.

It’s not about money. It’s not even about capitalism, primarily. It’s about private property, human liberty and individual rights. Don’t let your freedom go, America. If you do, it will be the greatest tragedy in all of human history.


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