Thursday, April 21, 2011

Enough is Enough - Behave Yourselves!

Madison conservative radio personality Vicki McKenna is under siege. She has had bomb threats and death threats. Someone is impersonating her on Twitter and posting vile things. Her home is being picketed and now someone has sent her a photo of a member of her family who lives in a different state.

Governor Walker is also receiving death threats on Twitter. Someone up in my area has called a business that they thought was being patronized by Sen. Leibham and told them that having Sen. Leibham as a customer wasn't good for the business.

Since when is this acceptable behavior? This is not a television show about the mafia, this is Wisconsin. Behaving in a way designed to terrorize a single woman? (Would you want your mother or your sister to be treated like that?) Threatening the governor? Making veiled threats to a business owner? What do these people think they will accomplish by behaving this way?

Let me just say that the light of day is the best disinfectant for this sort of infestation. I hope every citizen who has been threatened in such a fashion will stand up for American values and call the bullies out in public. Let their friends and neighbors see what kind of people they really are. And when you've done that, drag them into court and make sure there are consequences for such behavior.

This is my state, and people should behave themselves or leave. We can have all the differences of opinion we like, but taking that discussion into the arena of physical intimidation and death threats is unacceptable. "We will never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy of its aid and protection". While Samuel Adams was referring to the nation when he made that statement, it applies equally as well on the state and individual level. How is this "acting worthy of " anything except shame, fines and jail?

It is my sincere belief that the people of this state will not stand idly by while a small, badly behaved, bunch of unruly hooligans bully those who are doing their level best to save our state from bankruptcy or their supporters. For those who are the neighbors, friends and supporters of these people, keep an eye out for them. Call the police when necessary, and if,(as may, sadly and shockingly be the case in Madison-our capital city) they won't help, then step up and help out yourself. Do not allow such childish tactics to become a substitute for the rule of law. We are better than that here.

"Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed." ~ 1 Sam 2:3


Anonymous said...

Very well said! As another mature and intelligent adult, I would like to add that those who are also fans and defenders of Vicki need to remember that bringing yourself down to their level of childish and insanity does not help anyone. Veiled or overt threats to do them harm are just as bad as their comments. Thank you again Belanne!

Call Me Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by Anonymous.