Jan 11, 2011

Is hate speech OK if you're a Democrat?

Former Democrat Congressman from Pennsylvania, Paul Kanjorski (pictured) is calling for civility.

In an op-ed column in the New York Times today Mr. Kanjorski had this to say:

We all lose an element of freedom when security considerations distance public officials from the people.

Therefore, it is incumbent on all Americans to create an atmosphere of civility and respect in which political discourse can flow freely, without fear of violent confrontation.

Only problem is - it was the then Congressman Paul Kanjorski who said, "That Scott that's running for governor of Florida, instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him as reported in the second link below.

Congressman Paul Kanjorski was defeated in his bid for re-election to the House on November 2, 2010 by a 57%-43% margin. He lost to Republican Lou Barletta.

Link here and here.