There is a man with a gun near an Obama rally. Here is the video. This is insane!
Did you see his sign? "It Is Time to Water the Tree of Liberty." That is from this Jefferson quote:
And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
This is the same exact quote Tim McVeigh was referencing in a shirt he wore... before bombing the Oklahoma City federal building.
Now, imagine if there was left-winger with a gun waiting for Bush holding a sign that the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood tyrants? How long would that guy have lasted? You think they'd let him just sit there and wait for Bush? And say, "Hey, it's perfectly legal!"
Is anyone stupid or disingenuous enough to believe that? They would have taken his ass down in a flat second. They would have infiltrated whatever group he belonged to and monitored his ass for the rest of time.
Now imagine he was Muslim and waiting for Bush with a gun. What do you think would have happened then?
PS -- One more thought. What happens the next time two of these guys show up at an Obama rally? How about ten of them? Twenty?
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