The second in command at the Greenwich Democrat outhouse has had a news story read to him and he is not amused.
One Bill Gastric writes (in crayon, one presumes) the following screed:
In an exercise of egregious bad taste, (“Online petition calls for Greenwich to secede,” news story, Nov. 20), Greenwich Time lampoons a supposedly “tongue in cheek” attempt to petition Greenwich to secede from the United States. Is it any accident that this petition surfaces after the re-election of the first African-American president of the United States?
On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a war in which Greenwich residents fought and died, there is nothing remotely funny about this petition, which closely mimics other secessionist petitions currently circulating in Texas and other regions in the South. But judging by the flippant tone of the piece, GT evidently deems the whole exercise a magnificent joke. To wit, it quotes Fred Camillo, one of our elected state representatives from town, consulting his dog Leo on the advisability of signing the petition, before ultimately rejecting it (“we would not have enough time to raise an army”).
Are your readers supposed to find this amusing?
As James Madison wrote:
“The advice nearest to my heart and deepest in my convictions is that the Union of the States be cherished and perpetuated. Let the open enemy to it be regarded as a Pandora with her box opened; and the disguised one, as the Serpent creeping with his deadly wiles into Paradise.”
Liberalism in a nutshell: absolutely humorless, clueless and using the old shibboleth of racism in lieu of argument. Anyone who voted for a single Greenwich Democrat this past election should hang his head in shame for being associated with a fool like Bill. Worse, can you imagine being married to this sort of person? Good God, I’ll pray for her soul, assuming Gastric has actually found someone to share his hairshirt with.
There’s not much to add here – we’ve seen this mush in the comments section for years, but as long as Gastric is quoting James Madison, here are a few more quotes from that same statesman – perhaps Fuddyrucker can explain them to Bill in very simple terms:
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”
“Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.”
“The Constitution of the United States was created by the people of the United States composing the respective states, who alone had the right.”
“The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.”
“We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.”
“What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?”