Seriously, What Did Democrats Expect?
Violence is not the answer to our current political problems. Despite their thoroughly unethical conduct, their blatant disregard for the Constitution, and their refusal to listen to the American people, Democrat representatives should not be receiving death threats. Violence doesn't generally solve problems. Voting can. That said, I find it difficult to be particularly sympathetic for Hoyer, Pelosi, and their 217 cohorts who voted to pass the Senate Bill just days ago.
In all honesty, what did they think was going to happen? Did they truly expect the American people to just roll over after they jammed this monstrosity through? Did they really think that Representatives who voted against the will of their constituencies, and against the will of the American people would suddenly be warmly received at home? Violence may not be appropriate, but the Liberal Democrat leadership hasn't exactly done much to ease the tensions. In fact, they've done just about everything they can to ignite the increasingly unstable powder-keg of public dissent.
I don't condone violence against Louise Slaughter. But it doesn't surprise me that bricks crashed through the windows of an office dedicated to Constitutional evasion. The "Slaughter Solution" didn't have to be used to be Un-American or unconstitutional. The courts may not make preemptive rulings, but it's clear to anyone who can read that passing a bill with out voting on it is in violation of that pesky bit of Article I Section 7 which reads: "in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively." The "Slaughter Solution" represented a new low in American politics, and demonstrated the depths to which the Democrat party would sink to subvert the citizens they supposedly represent.
The government cannot continue to defy the people indefinitely without consequence. This is not some meaningless platitude, it's part of the fabric of our nation. The United States is unique in that sovereignty lies with the people, not in government. We don't need the President or the Congress to be Americans because America is defined by the people, not the land or the institutions we've created. This is part of our tradition. As Thomas Jefferson wrote: "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government." The founders predicted our government would eventually become corrupted. It was their expectation that we would correct the flaws as they arose.
The Democrats currently running our nation have either lost sight of their purpose, or are intentionally neglecting it. The former represents incompetence; the latter, tyranny. As such, it is our right and our duty to remove these destructive people from their position, and reform our government so that it once again respects the will of the citizenry. But as important as it may be to hold our representatives accountable for their actions, this must be accomplished at the ballot box, not through severed gas lines and smashed windows.