Let’s say you’re a House Democrat (sorry) and you’re not getting what you want just because it’s unconstitutional. Whaddaya do next? That’s easy: You throw a big baby fit!
Rep. John Lewis, one of the last living icons of civil disobedience during the civil rights movement, was leading a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in an effort to force a vote on gun control…
The protest is not being televised because the House has not formally gaveled into session. House members took to social media to lodge their protests using the hashtags #NoBillNoBreak, #NOMORESILENCE and #goodtrouble.
They forgot #PoopyDiapers.
— Rep Donna F Edwards (@repdonnaedwards) June 22, 2016
— Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) June 22, 2016
If this seems ironic, that’s only because you actually remember your history:
Civil rights leader John Lewis holding a “sit in” to end due process, revoke civil rights is about as crazy as it gets. #NoBillNoBreak
— matt whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) June 22, 2016
Due process? What’s that?
Even if these guys were right, which they’re not, and were calling for something that would address the problem of Islamic terrorism, which they’re not, it’s pretty dumb for United States representatives to stage a “sit-in” on the House floor. The whole point of a “sit-in” is to disrupt a place where you’re not supposed to be. This is like Obama sitting on the floor of the Oval Office, crossing his arms and sticking out his lower lip, and pretending he’s doing something brave.
Omar Mateen killed 49 people because he thought Allah wanted him to. More Islamic terrorists are going to kill more Americans or die trying. You can throw a tantrum on the floor of the House of Representatives, or anywhere else you want, and it isn’t going to stop the next Orlando.
But then, how can we expect these guys to fight Islamic terrorism? They can’t even say it.