Friday, August 8, 2008

On The Left, We Have EPIC FAIL

You know what one of the biggest impediment to freedom in the world is? “Freedom for me but not thee” Syndrome. Case in point is this article (via Instapundit) describing the single worst political idea of 2008, so far. Right or left, it is supremely disgusting and anti-ethical toward the US system of government to harass people for their political beliefs and donations. Which is exactly what these guys intend on doing to people who donate to conservative organizations. From the horse’s mouth:

"Led by Tom Matzzie, a liberal political operative who has been involved with some prominent left-wing efforts in recent years, the newly formed nonprofit group, Accountable America, is planning to confront donors to conservative groups, hoping to create a chilling effect that will dry up contributions......The warning letter is intended as a first step, alerting donors who might be considering giving to right-wing groups to a variety of potential dangers, including legal trouble, public exposure and watchdog groups digging through their lives." (my emphasis added)

Isn’t it comforting to know that certain totalitarian lesson plans haven’t been completely tossed into the dustbin of history? How is it at all acceptable that they are basically attempting to blackmail conservative donors into non-participation? If it's wrong when pro-life groups harass people who donate to pro-choice groups (which I think it is), then why isn't this equally wrong? One of my bigger problems with the Left in general is that for all their talk of compassion and tolerance, too many of the Left’s advocates and followers turn into emotionally unstable bullies at the drop of the rhetorical hat. Supposedly these guys are claiming they're just trying to beat Republicans to the punch...way to take the moral high ground people.

If I gave money to any organization covered by this endeavor*, I’d be doubling my donation right now. Because real-life trolls shouldn’t get away with this kind of BS.

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