In what might be the best example of pure stupidity you’ll see for quite some time, Republican candidate for Georgia’s 1st District, Bob Johnson, said he would rather see another terrorist attack here in the United States than deal with TSA screenings.
Johnson said, “Now this is going to sound outrageous, I’d rather see another terrorist attack, truly I would, than to give up my liberty as an American citizen. Give me liberty or give me death. Isn’t that what Patrick Henry said at the founding of our republic?”
He also claimed that the TSA is “indoctrinating generations of Americans to walk through a line and be prodded and probed by uniform personnel, agents of the government, like sheep.”
I think it should be noted that the privilege to fly in this country isn’t a Constitutional right. If you don’t like the security procedures required before you board an airplane, don’t fly.
Just recently I watched some of the videos from September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died that day. I watched the videos where people willfully jumped to their deaths to escape the horrors that were happening within those buildings. No matter how many years go by, I can still remember the total feeling of helplessness watching those events unfold.
For this person to say he would rather see a day like that (or even worse) happen again because he’s a delusional asshole who hates the government with such veracity that he believes security screenings at the airport are some form of “indoctrination,” it ignites a feeling of rage inside of me that words cannot even describe.
And while he’s trying to portray these comments as a stance about protecting our “liberties,” the sheer ignorance one must possess to even accidentally say such a thing is astounding.
This man is an absolute embarrassment to the Republican party, this country and humanity in general. Give him liberty or give him death? I say just get the hell out of the United States if he hates our government that much.
And anyone who might even think about voting for this guy should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.