By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller
Despite having a sordid history of using vitriolic rhetoric, George Soros-funded advocacy group MoveOn has seized upon the tragic shooting of Ariz. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and other attendees of a public event in Tucson Saturday as a means to go after “overt and implied appeals to violence in our political debate.”
The left-wing group has launched a congressional petition campaign to get members of Congress and the news media to drop any references to “violence” from political discussion.
“In the wake of the mass shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Tucson, we must end the violent rhetoric that has exploded in American politics over the past two years,” MoveOn’s website states. “That’s why we’re calling on every member of Congress, as well as the major TV news networks, to put an end to overt and implied appeals to violence in our political debate. A compiled petition with your individual comment will be presented to Congress and the major TV news networks.”
MoveOn seems to have forgotten the hate campaigns and vitriolic language it and its members have used. Though its website states that “violent rhetoric” has taken over American politics in the “past two years,” MoveOn has been engaging in such rhetoric for much longer.
Lets understand one thing here: the extreme left in this country has always used violent imagery and called it free speech. They will use violence against Recruiting Centers and corporations and call it self defense or civil disobedience.
The right in this country has never destroyed private or public property and has never instigated violent acts against anyone exercising their 1st Amendement rights.
Only the left does that.