Politics, States

Leftists Were Against “Insurrection” 20 Minutes Ago…

Words matter, right? That’s been the prevailing message of the left for years, but if you thought they’d hold themselves to their own standard, you’d be wrong.

Alright, no one thought that, so Lori Lightfoot appearing to push for a civil war via a “call to arms” and a challenge to “fight” an unelected body like the Supreme Court isn’t at all surprising. It’s the ultimate cliche given the transparent bias in the news industry but imagine for a second that a Republican put these tweets out…

Definitionally, a “call to arms” has a very specific meaning. “Arms” means weapons, and Lightfoot is calling to use them to enact a political outcome. There’s a word for that, too, but no doubt the Chicago mayor will claim she meant her tweets in the most peaceful way possible. That makes no sense, though, given the language used, but that will be the excuse, and that’s if the media even press her to give one.

But let’s talk about the implications here before the above-mentioned excuse is publicly made. How do you “fight” the Supreme Court? It’s not an elected body so voting is out, and there is no scenario where two-thirds of the Senate chooses to remove a sitting Justice. That’s what makes Lightfoot’s comments so egregious. She’s not only using violent rhetoric, but she’s doing so in a situation where the only practical way to carry out her statements is violence. Read more…

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