It’s a little ridiculous how crazy Republicans are getting about the fact that Barack Obama seems to know former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers as if Barack was about to make him Secretary of State or something, but the thing that I find really funny is that whenever Republicans talk about their love of guns they quote the old Thomas Jefferson staple:
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
They love having those guns around just in case a revolution is needed, but they are always appalled by revolutionaries.
Ayers was a revolutionary, and if ever this country was in need of a revolution it was the embarrassing reign of Richard Nixon. No one ever seems to mention that none of the Weather Underground members did much jail time due to the abuses of the Government’s appallingly illegal COINTEL program that stifled out dissent by any means necessary.
So make up your mind right wingers. Either stop quoting Jefferson or understand what he was all about.