Politics is one thing. But sending people to protest at people’s homes seems an invitation to lawless behavior to many…
When ACORN funded protests at the homes of AIG executives last weekend, most of the mainstream media was silent. Those that reported on the protests didn’t mention ACORN at all.
And certain congressmen fueled these protests: asking for the names and addresses of AIG workers.
For what purpose?
Paying protesters can only lead to trouble. Sending protesters to private homes can only make homeowers and neighbors fearful which could mean the police get involved and confrontations occur.
We condemn such conduct: no matter how much we seem to think someone has wronged us; sending protesters to his house is out of bounds and invites trouble….
See Michelle Malkin:
ACORN at the homes of AIG execs….
The Times (UK)
An anti-capitalist vigilante group calling itself Bank Bosses Are Criminals has claimed responsibility for an attack on the home and car of Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
The ex-banker’s £3 million Edinburgh house was targeted in the early hours, with at least four ground-floor windows smashed and a black Mercedes vandalised. Police were called at around 4.15am to Morningside, a leafy suburb of the Scottish capital lined with substantial, stone-built homes.
A storm of controversy has engulfed Sir Fred over the £16.9 million pension he negotiated as he was made to leave RBS last October for his part in bringing the bank to its knees. The 50-year-old financier has already started to collect an annual pension of around £700,000, and refused invitations to hand it back..
Less than an hour after the attack, an e-mail was sent to local media outlets, signed by Moira McLeod, claiming responsibility and threatening further vigilante assaults. The e-mail account used to send the warning was named “Bank Bosses Are Criminals”.
And then we have Nancy Pelosi, the third in line to the presidency, virtually telling illegal immigrants to violate the law: that the law is “Un-American.”
Well, here’s more “anything to win” — changing law by illegal acts and shenanigans.
If Nancy wants to make good law; she is in the catbird seat to do so. The Speaker of the House knows how to make good law and how to defeat those that stand in her way too….
Pelosi made the stimulus bill and Obama has already offered her the health care revolution. But she’s not satisfied yet: now she’ll rewrite immigration law by not picking up a pen: she’ll use the microphone.
When I wrote last week’s column, before the AIG fury erupted, I argued that we in Washington should dial back our rhetoric because public passions were already dangerously high — and we have so many hard decisions in probably hard times ahead of us that we need to face as a united people. Little did I expect that within hours of my writing those words, congressmen would be calling for the names and addresses of AIG employees to be made public — even though the congressmen had been told that the lives of the employees’ children had been threatened as a result of the uproar. Congressmen who would risk the lives of innocent children to save their own political skins are not likely to provide noble leadership in the months and years to come.