Thursday, February 25, 2010

SPLC: Iowa Rep. King advocates MURDER

Douglas Burns gives us another thoughtful editorial, this time about Iowa Representative Steve King. King has advocated the abolishment of the IRS for years, but Burns takes him to task over these remarks:
ThinkProgress: “Do you think this attack, this terrorist attack, was motivated at all by a lot of the anti-tax rhetoric that’s popular in America right now?”

King: “I think if we’d abolished the IRS back when I first advocated it, he wouldn’t have a target for his airplane. And I’m still for abolishing the IRS. I’ve been for it for 30 years and I’m for a national sales tax. [...] It’s sad the incident in Texas happened, but by the same token, it’s an agency that is unnecessary, and when the day comes when that is over and we abolish the IRS, it’s going to be a happy day for America.” (Found at King Justifies Terrorism)
So in Burn's and this "progressive" web site's eyes, abolishing the IRS is terrorism? Well others share that view:
"What Steve King said is extremely close to an apology for murder,” said Mark Potok, the intelligence project director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups in the United States.

In an interview with the Daily Times Herald, Potok added, “Words have consequences.”
(Oxymoron of the day: intelligence and SPLC)

Rep. King is complicit with a crazed murderer because he wants to get rid of an agency that is responsible for the collection of taxes from hard-working citizens?

Am I missing something here?

Why am I reading this guy's crap?

Hyberbole abounds at: A smirking King justifies domestic terror, murder

1 comment:

Bawb said...

"Words have consequences." Mr. Potok? Guess what, SO DO ACTIONS.The actions of the IRS ruining this guy's life and leaving him with literally nothing left to lose might have had something to do with it instead of an Iowa state Rep talking about abolishing the agency.

Of course, Mr. Potok and anyone else who has anything to do with the SPLC is crazier than a pet coon and less accurate than a broken Daisy Red Ryder.