As you may have noticed by their unhinged shrieking, leftists in Wisconsin haven’t been able to thwart the will of the people. Having failed to remove Scott Walker from office, they’ve decided to take out their revenge on his supporters.
This article, by David French at National Review, is so shocking that it’s almost impossible to summarize. Here’s the opening:
Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking.
She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram…
“I was so afraid,” she says. “I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic.
“I begged and begged, ‘Please don’t shoot my dogs, please don’t shoot my dogs, just don’t shoot my dogs…’”
The officer or agent in charge demanded that Cindy sit on the couch, but she wanted to get up and get a cup of coffee. “I told him this was my house and I could do what I wanted.” Wrong thing to say. “This made the agent in charge furious. He towered over me with his finger in my face and yelled like a drill sergeant that I either do it his way or he would handcuff me.”
Then they took her cellphone and laptop, warned her not to call her lawyer or tell anyone about the raid, and left.
All for the crime of being a conservative in Wisconsin. Which, believe it or not, is still part of the United States of America.
And she wasn’t alone:
The investigations exploded into the open with a coordinated series of raids on October 3, 2013. These were home invasions, including those described above. Chisholm’s office refused to comment on the raid tactics (or any other aspect of the John Doe investigations), but witness accounts regarding the two John Doe investigations are remarkably similar: early-morning intrusions, police rushing through the house, and stern commands to remain silent and tell no one about what had occurred.
Read the whole thing. And if you think of yourself as a “progressive,” try to rationalize treating your fellow Americans like this for daring to disagree with you. Justify terrorizing little kids who never did anything to anybody. Try to soothe the agonizing cognitive dissonance between your hatred of police and your hatred of conservatives. Go ahead.
Or, if you’re a sane person and you’d like to make your opinion known to the man responsible for this outrage:
Milwaukee County DA John T. Chisholm can be reached here.