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Free Speech for Conservatives Under Attack, and Blood Libel

January 16, 2011
Tom Fitton
1/14/2011

You remember this quip from former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel during the financial crisis? “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Emanuel told The Wall Street Journal. Well look no further than the horrible shooting in Tucson, Arizona, to see this craven philosophy in action once again.

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We are all horrified that the mentally disturbed individual named Jared Loughner opened fire at an event in Tucson, Arizona, last Saturday murdering six innocent people and leaving an additional 14 wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). (As of the writing of this Update, Rep. Giffords has thankfully begun to breathe on her own, and is evidently on the road to recovery.

Our thoughts go out to Rep. Giffords and the other victims and their families. Judicial Watch takes special note of the murder that day of Judge John Roll, who by all accounts, was a fine American and jurist. He was killed in the line of duty, as he allegedly was visiting Giffords that day in order to express his concern about his court’s being overwhelmed by illegal immigration cases.)

Rep. Giffords is a politician, that’s true. But there was nothing overtly political about this shooting spree. Loughner had a long history of erratic and bizarre behavior. His rantings on the Internet indicate Loughner had a deeply troubled mind, but there was nothing to suggest the 22-year-old was making any rational political statements with his murderous attack. Sadly, he seemed to be in the grip of severe mental illness.

Mentally disturbed individuals do contact Judicial Watch with lunatic ideas and allegations. These individuals want us to do something about their thoughts being controlled by the CIA or about their thoughts being monitored by chips implanted in their bodies. My guess is that public officials receive similar calls all of the time. Most normal people would not see these obviously afflicted individuals as liberals or conservatives.

But the fact that Loughner’s motive was not political in nature did not stop liberals from seizing upon this “crisis” to bash conservatives and advance their own anti-freedom agenda.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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