Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Right-wing Violence: The Logic of the 'Tenthers'

The extremists among us—including some right here in the Sooner state—use a novel (read: incorrect) interpretation of the Tenth Amendment to justify their radical beliefs. 

Following this logic, they are exempt from the law, especially those rules they don't care for. Examples: All taxes and government restrictions on things like guns.

But the logic of this sort of lawlessness is, well, deadly. In May, two militia-inspired men killed two policemen during a traffic stop.

Needless to say, such beliefs are dangerous, but the Right insists on fanning these flames. Oklahoma's Tenthers include Owasso's Randy Brogdon, who is running for the Republican nomination for governor.

Brogdon would be wise to put a lot of distance between himself and these sort of radicals.

Read the full report here.


Tulsan said...

Brogdon wise? Surely you jest.

Tulsan said...

Over on his own blog, Man of the West is having a hissy over this comment.