Sci Fi Author and Instapundit blogger Sarah Hoyt is a naturalized US citizen born in Portugal. Sarah had a few choice words about impeachers in the democrat-controlled House today.
I remember thinking Americans were completely insane. I remember it as through a glass darkly, from the other side of acculturation. But that person and I did share a brain, and I remember my utter bafflement at the American people being mad at taxes â€” because well, every country levies taxes, right? Itâ€™s the price to pay for civilization? â€” and at American people being furious that the government wanted to take their guns away â€” what is it with Americans and guns, anyway? The government always takes peopleâ€™s guns away, to keep them safe! â€” and at Americans getting all hot under the collar at the idea of a national id card, andâ€¦
I also remember coming to the states and being baffled and astonished at people leaving stuff outside, just lying there, and no one stealing it. And at the way you didnâ€™t bribe the police at a traffic stop. And at the amazing amount of civility in everyday life.
Eventually I realized those were two sides of the same coin. The respect for the law in the US, specifically the respect for our foundational law of the constitution is woven all the way through.
Which is why places like Chicago or St. Louis, or other places where corruption is naked and in your face are jokes and bywords here. In the rest of the world with the exception of certain anglophone parts of the world, theyâ€™re â€œSaturday Night.â€
And itâ€™s why weâ€™re outraged, frothing mad, chomping at the bit.
Look, letâ€™s level set: Iâ€™m waiting for the boss over at Instapundit to tell me I stepped over the line with my intimation that I want everyone who was/is involved in this attempted coup (against we the people who voted for Trump as president,) to be hanged, cut down while still living and their entrails burned before their eyes.
For those who didnâ€™t get the reference, it was actually the Elizabethan punishment for heresy/treason, since the two were enmeshed in that era, and as such it fits the crime against the most basic beliefs that make us a nation. So, yeah, as graphic as that was, it was a reference joke. And I was being a nerd.
On the other hand, the reason that joke was made was that a part of me is frothing at the mouth furious and has nowhere to put it.
Because the guy who jacks your car might be showing a lack of respect for the law, but heâ€™s not in elected office, and he most likely hasnâ€™t sworn to defend the constitution. BUT most importantly heâ€™s probably not doing it in the full light of day. His reach is limited. The ass-clowns in government right now, however, are screaming from the rooftops that theyâ€™re no longer our countrymen and they donâ€™t want to live by the very same constitution they swore to protect.
I think the proper term for what they’re doing is Sedition.