Those "America loving" folks over at Fox Nation are now officially on board with treason. Their latest top story is called, "The Case for a Little Sedition." It likens Nevada's scofflaw rancher, Cliven Bundy, to Gandhi and Thoreau. Seriously.
Of course the law is against Cliven Bundy. How could it be otherwise? The law was against Mohandas Gandhi, too, when he was tried for sedition; Mr. Gandhi himself habitually was among the first to acknowledge that fact, refusing to offer a defense in his sedition case and arguing that the judge had no choice but to resign, in protest of the perfectly legal injustice unfolding in his courtroom, or to sentence him to the harshest sentence possible, there being no extenuating circumstances for Mr. Gandhi’s intentional violation of the law. Henry David Thoreau was happy to spend his time in jail, knowing that the law was against him, whatever side justice was on.
Gandhi and Thoreau were concerned about issues of social justice and slavery. Rancher Bundy's cause, as far as I can tell, is to declare he doesn't believe in the federal government - and putting federal agents in harm's way for trying to enforce the law.
Yet, Fox Nation still pretends to love this country. Its "Statement of Purpose" says:
The Fox Nation was created for people who believe in the United States of America and its ideals, as expressed in the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Emancipation Proclamation. It is a community that believes in the American Dream: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. One that believes being an American is an honor, as well as a great responsibility – and a wonderful adventure.
Apparently, that American Dream now includes the right to declare you don't believe in the federal government, refuse to pay your bills to it and then threaten an armed insurrection when the government tries to enforce the rule of law.
We get it, Fox Nation. Your brand of "patriotism" is coming in loud and clear.
I was fascinated tonight to learn that this poll garnered a whopping 29 percent “no” vote from Dobbs’s viewers, which is a landslide defeat for this kind of thing. Normally, the questions are so obviously slanted, they get a 93 percent or so approval rate. Interesting. This may be, amazingly, a bridge too far for at least a substantial minority of conservative voters.
Even the trolls have to admit that the double standard out of the right is really saying something. Especially since the left has been consistent in outrage over the force employed when the feds go too far, but have been just as consistent in admitting the person on the other side was a freakin’ criminal. Meanwhile, the right is making every excuse for Bundy, and keeping as quiet as possible on that JCC shooter.
What a difference a decade (and a different President) can make in a “news” network’s perspective.