I should never have to tag a post with “Secession.” Moving right along…
Having grown up in Virginia, I’m well aware of the propensity of batshit lunacy: this is the state whose Republican Party nominated Ollie North for Senate. But Republican VA state delegate nominee Catherine T. Crabill has elevated the lunacy to a whole new level. To start with, she’s an Oklahoma City bombing truther. But Crabill veers from the lunatic to the outright dangerous:
Crabill… claimed the Obama administration is pursuing legislation that will turn it into “the thought police” and wants to put Americans in “the chains of slavery.”
Crabill’s plan to stop Obama? Follow Texas Governor Rick Perry’s lead and declare Virginia’s sovereignty from the United States of America:
What would I do as a state delegate? … I would like to follow in the footsteps of the great state of Texas and Governor Rick Perry … They were reasserting their tenth amendment right to sovereignty.
And what if Rick Perry’s sovereignty gambit doesn’t work?
We have a chance to fight this battle at the ballot box before we have to resort to the bullet box.
I am glad for all of us who enjoy the use of firearms for hunting, but make no mistake, that was not the intent of the Founding Fathers. Our second amendment right was to guard against tyranny.
Amazingly, Crabill managed to to take things a step further, saying that the time had arrived for people to decide “here and now” what to live for and what to die for.
What we need to decide here and now is not only what is worth living for, but what is worth dying for. And it is time to make that determination because we may very well be called to pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. In fact, I think, I think that’s what the clarion call is for this day.
Apparently, Crabill’s first choice is to get her way through democratic means, but failing that, she is prepared to fight a civil war.
Maybe her reluctance to fight a civil war makes her a moderate? Because the last civil war Virginia helped foment turned out really well.
Could you imagine if a Democrat said anything like this? There would be non-stop cable and nightly news bloviating about the Democrats’ ‘treason problem’ or something.
When are the Republican Party and the conservative movement going to be held accountable for this lunacy?