One of the symptoms is crime…
(Thanks to Susan for the news tip)
A former aide to a Democrat U.S. senator has been sentenced to four years in prison for “mass doxxing of Republicans,” “the largest data breach in Senate history” (https://thepoliticalinsider.com/former-senate-aide-gets-four-years-in-prison-for-mass-doxxing-of-republicans/).
“Doxxing” means the online broadcast of personal information for the purpose of intimidation–in this case, an effort to intimidate Republican senators from voting to confirm Judge Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court last year. The judge called it “a rather vicious offense.” For some inscrutable reason, the social media giants don’t ban it. At least, not when a leftid does it.
Jackson Cosko, who was an aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), will get four years in prison plus three years’ probation. His accomplice has been charged with tampering with evidence in a criminal case.
The judge cited a Democrat’s 2017 attempt to assassinate Republican members of Congress as they were enjoying a baseball practice. Congressman Steve Scalise was shot and almost killed.
Democrats have this idea that their political positions are so ineffably right that it’s permissible to terrorize anyone who disagrees with them: mobbing them on the street, chasing them out of restaurants–and using the social media to encourage more “activists” to do the same. This, said the judge, has to be stopped.
We applaud Republican senators for not giving in to this. Had Kavanagh’s appointment been defeated by such tactics, it would have set a precedent very dangerous to the survival of our constitutional republic.
Read Plutarch’s descriptions of the last days of the Roman Republic–gangs supporting rival politicians hunting each other through the streets as the rule of law dissolved in violence. The end result was the replacement of elected representatives by an emperor who had to be worshiped as a god–or else.
I think Democrats would like that–don’t you?