On election day, one group of ammosexual nutjobs had a Bright Idea™ — voting is stupid, assassinate Obama.
While the second part has become almost a mantra on whatever segment of the Right is not calling for impeachment, it is surprising to see the Gun Rights Facebook page doing anything besides encouraging its vapid and rabid followers to vote straight Tea Party. The page urged people to stay home, because voting “acknowledges that the government has a right to rule over you.”
According to the page, the Founding Fathers, who established voting as a means of deciding government officials, established the Second Amendment because voting is “completely useless.” Oh, and assassinate Obama.
Today is election day. I will not be participating in the scam anymore. When you vote, you continue to acknowledge that the government has a right to rule over you. I really don’t care if anti-gunners win the election because if they do and they manage to pass laws, around 5% of the people will follow them and they won’t be enforced. The founding fathers created the second amendment because they knew that using guns was the only way to bring down a tyrannical government, and that voting was completely useless. Sic Semper Tyrannis
The text was accompanied by a meme depicting John Wilkes Booth in the process of shooting Abraham Lincoln, with whom President Obama is often associated.
The administrators of the page removed the meme and the text after half the internet, including some of their own followers, dismissed their ideas as insane because even many extremists realize voting is important. However, the few who spoke up against violence as a solution to a problem were greatly outnumbered by the insane proponents of diplomacy-by-murder.
When the administrator posted, “Why is that when I post stuff about the American revolutionaries using guns to get freedom it’s all positive feedback, but when I post something about John Wilkes Booth using a gun to defend freedom everyone freaks out?” the bulk of his followers chimed in that Booth was a swell guy, and Lincoln had it coming.
The administrator then said he didn’t vote because voting doesn’t always give him 100% of what he wants.
To further illustrate his point, he added that “2,000 people” defended Welfare Cowboy Cliven Bundy from an evil government attempting to enforce a court order, arguing that terrorism is more powerful than voting.
On November 5, the page administrator reported that “400 people” unliked the page because he advocated for assassination over voting.
What this says is that not all “pro-gunners” support killing the President. Good to know that 400 people out of over 200,000 aren’t completely insane.