A California Democrat congressman said that should president Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller, there will be “widespread civil unrest.” Ted Lieu also warned Trump that “people would take to the streets” if the president fired Mueller.
“I think you’re going to have protests, and marches, and rallies, and sit-ins. I believe Americans would not stand for the firing of Robert Mueller,” Lieu said. “The president hasn’t been able to point to a single thing that Robert Mueller has done wrong. There is no basis to fire him. And he would have to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein first in order to fire Robert Mueller.”
So, basically, it would look a lot like the gun control walkout, or the women’s march, or the people wailing about Hillary Clinton’s loss and screaming in the streets on the anniversary of Trump’s election? A lot of people who have been convinced by the media that they somehow are the government and that their voice matters are going to gather to complain about the government. None of this makes any sense and it feels like we’ve slipped into the Twilight Zone. And, in all honesty, we are used to temper tantrums by now and would expect nothing less from any leftist.
If “we are the government,” then anything a government does to an individual is not only just and untyrannical but also “voluntary” on the part of the individual concerned. If the government has incurred a huge public debt which must be paid by taxing one group for the benefit of another, this reality of burden is obscured by saying that “we owe it to ourselves”; if the government conscripts a man, or throws him into jail for dissident opinion, then he is “doing it to himself” and, therefore, nothing untoward has occurred. Under this reasoning, any Jews murdered by the Nazi government were not murdered; instead, they must have “committed suicide,” since they were the government (which was democratically chosen), and, therefore, anything the government did to them was voluntary on their part. One would not think it necessary to belabor this point, and yet the overwhelming bulk of the people hold this fallacy to a greater or lesser degree. –The Anatomy of the State, Murray N. Rothbard,
But Ted Lieu somehow thinks that liberals protesting is some kind of a threat. “If the president does go ahead and fire Robert Mueller, we would have people take to the streets. I believe there would be widespread civil unrest because Americans believe the rule of law is paramount,” Lieu told MSNBC‘s, Chris Hayes.
Trump has also been increasing his attacks on Mueller and the “Russian election collusion” probe, which has so far, failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing and is quickly going nowhere.
You don’t have to be “on the right” to let logic guide you here. Trump may be wrong about some things (and when he is, we have called him on it) but if all of this “collusion with Russia” happened, wouldn’t they have found some evidence in 13 months? Is the fake dossier it? Or is Trump right about this one too:
Trump has denied any collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin, and has referred to the probes investigating the matter as a politically motivated “witch hunt.” The Washington Post reported on Monday that Trump’s lawyers were aiming to limit the scope of a potential interview with Mueller amid fears the president would be left in a vulnerable position. That seems only rational, considering Trump is probably right when he tweeted “special council is told to find crimes, whether crimes exist or not.” [sic]