Once again, the Tea Party proves itself to be the home to the most violent, ambitious gun-toting nutjobs and militia whackjobs. This time it’s a gang of retirees plotting to overthrow the government to “restore the constitution” by shooting all manner of government workers, bombing federal buildings, and indiscriminately mass-murdering as much the public as possible through biological and chemical warfare. All hatched at local waffle house in semi-rural Georgia.
dangerous domestic terrorists doddering geezers were arrested after buying “silencers” and “explosives,” both inert, from an undercover FBI agent. In their possession at the time of their arrest were many of the necessary ingredients for ricin, which they intended to use to poison the public by spreading on roads and elsewhere. One senescent shooter boasted “I could shoot ATF and IRS all day long. All the judges and the DOJ and the attorneys and prosecutors.” Just in case that wasn’t clear enough, one stated “There is no way for us, as militiamen, to save this country, to save Georgia, without doing something that’s highly, highly illegal: murder,” … “When it comes time to saving the Constitution, that means some people have got to die.”
According to the complaint, one of the arrested repeatedly cited as the source of their plan the novel Absolved, authored by Tea Party leader and Fox News “expert” Mike Vanderboegh. This is the same Michael Vanderboegh who as a Tea Party leader and former militiaman, called for an armed march on Washington on April 19, and urged people to break Democrat party office windows. He’s also is on government disability. Douchebag.
It’s about time the rest of us, the normal sane people who believe in rational, civil political discourse, say Enough! to violent, unhinged Tea Baggers and Fox News who fan their flames.