Another GOP Wacko Goes Off the Deep End on Abortion
Somebody has to stop these people. Their toxic hatred of women is rapidly making this country a hostile place for women to live and thrive.
You keep telling yourself, "They've maxxed out the crazy. They can't get any more vicious and insanely hateful toward women. They're starting to sound like serial killers."
But somehow you are always wrong.
Look at this wacko:
"Sheriff candidate says he wouldn't reject deadly force to stop abortions
Candidate says he believes elective, late-term abortions aren't lawful"
This tool, Frank Szabo, is running for Sheriff in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He has no law enforcement background, which is obvious because he's coming up with stuff like this:
Szabo explained the difference by referring to the issue of slavery, which he said used to be legal but was never lawful under the Constitution. He said that even though elective abortions are legal in New Hampshire, with some restrictions, he doesn't consider them lawful.
Um, actually it was both legal and lawful under the Constitution, which is what the 13th amendment is about. Clearly the guy is no constitutional scholar either. And what is the difference between "legal" and "lawful" anyway?
This addled fool also promises
he would arrest doctors who perform elective or late-term abortions and bring them to the county attorney to prosecute, even if the doctors' actions were allowed under state law.
Really? He would arrest people who didn't break the law? That should lead to a flood of expensive lawsuits. Arizona wacko sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has already cost the citizens of Maricopa County hundreds of millions in lawsuits over his not-quite-legal actions, would be jealous.
It gets even crazier, if you can believe that:
"The county attorney would then need to follow through on prosecuting," Szabo said. "And if they choose not to do their duty and uphold the constitution, they can be brought up on charges before what is called a citizens grand jury, which is something that is not common in the United States, but again is something based in common law that is within the purview of the county sheriff."
"Citizens grand juries" may not be "common" but they have nothing to do with legitimate law enforcement. Here is what WikiPedia says about them:
Such organizations have been organized by those who espouse conspiracy theories regarding certain events or the individuals who are accused by the citizen grand jury, and most citizen grand jury applications to official judiciary systems at the federal, state, or local and municipal level tend to be thrown out for lack of evidence.
Modern citizen grand juries were organized in the 2000s to accuse government officials of complicity in the September 11 attacks, and others were organized in the late 2000s and early 2010s regarding the accuracy of President Barack Obama's "natural birth" as a U.S. citizen.
Oh well, THAT certainly gives this guy more credibility. So much so that:
Republican House Speaker Bill O'Brien called on Szabo to quit the race in light of his statements.... "It is our hope that Mr. Szabo will withdraw from this race and think long and hard about grounding himself in constitutional law and principles before considering political office in the future."
Nice sentiments, Mr O'Brien. But may I suggest you think long and hard about why such ignorant loonies have become so common in your party and feel empowered to run for office under its banner? Could it be that you are providing fertile soil?