ACLU Board Member Urges People to Kill Trump Supporters
. . . resigns in disgrace
Trump Derangement Syndrome is in high gear among the GOP establishment and even more so among those on the left. In a jaw-dropping story, an ACLU board member took to Facebook to urge people to massacre people who support Trump. This person has since resigned in disgrace.
A board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has resigned after urging people to kill supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Loring Wirbel’s Facebook post was captured by The Daily Caller – a right-leaning online newspaper.
The post states, “The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, ‘This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before Election Day.’ They’re not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there’s always force…”
“It’s almost like, you will think the way we think, you will do what we want you to do, or we eliminate you?” says Steve House, chair of the Colorado Republican Party.
[Image via the Daily Caller]
In a bizarre follow-up, Wirbel responded to a commenter’s suggestion that killing Trump supporters might be a bad idea and that defeating Trump on the basis of ideas and reason would be better by stating:
“But see, most people don’t even know what reason is. They don’t use anything other than the lower brain,” Wirbel wrote, “and would no more make decisions based on logical conclusions than choose milk based on a theme song. The base of the Republican Party is unfamiliar with a cortex.”
So reason, in this person’s mind, is exemplified by shooting people who don’t agree with you.
Wirbel also stated:
Later, Wirbel called Trump a “hate-speech felon who should be in prison.” Though when asked how someone could be imprisoned for their words, he backed off, saying, “There was a little droll intended in that — the European leaders (even Cameron) want their own speech laws applied.”
The Colorado ACLU has released the following statement in response:
The ACLU of Colorado does not condone the recent personal Facebook post of regional volunteer Loring Wirbel.
The ACLU of Colorado is a nonpartisan organization. We do not endorse candidates or parties. We have proudly spent decades fighting for the rights of all Coloradans, regardless of political affiliation, to vote and to freely participate in the political process.
Our members, supporters, and volunteers are free to express their own personal views and opinions in their personal lives. We have fought for decades to preserve that right, as well, for all Coloradans, no matter how strongly we disagree with the content.
However, the personal posts of members, supporters, and volunteers on their own personal social media sites should not be mistaken for endorsements or official statements of the ACLU of Colorado.
I wonder where Attorney General Loretta Lynch stands on this? After all, she has promised to pursue cases in which she deems speech as intended to elicit violence. A bald statement that people should shoot and kill other people for supporting someone Wirbel dislikes would seem to fit the bill. Will it matter to Lynch that Wirbel is advocating the slaughter of millions of Americans . . . who may not be Muslim?
We’ll keep you posted.
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What better way to trample somebody’s civil liberties than murder them. For some reason, this isn’t surprising.
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