Where The Washington Post sees sorrow, I see hope. If our government cannot hold its leaders accountable, then the people must.
- I agree that the people *must*.
- However, in the US, by law, the way to do so is through the ballot box and through the courts.
- If you choose *another* way (and what you call “shunning” is simply a nicer term for “social vigilantism”), then you’re in effect admitting that you have no faith in the ballot box and the courts.
- It then logically follows that you no longer believe in representative government, or democracy.
You don’t get to have this both ways. If you support this sort of public behavior, it’s a statement that you’re ready to throw out the legal foundation of the nation in pursuit of a political agenda.
Furthermore, historically, this behavior doesn’t stop at public “name and shame”; it cascades further down the road towards violence, because it encourages people with a tenuous grip on reality to take the law into their own hands.
Congressman Steve Scalise Gravely Wounded in Alexandria Baseball Field Ambush
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The left treated this incident with little more than a finger-wag. Now, it’s becoming more and more probable that you’ll reap what you sow.
When that happens, will you own it? Doubtful. The left will work overtime so they can own exactly none of the disasters they foist on people.
Hope. That. Helps. But I doubt it will. The response section to this will undoubtedly be filled with tu quoque logical fallacies. I can hear the “well, whataboutTHISs” and “whataboutTHATs” already.