You’d find little argument in America today if you were to proclaim that our current political atmosphere is normal, average, or dull.
No, instead you’ll find a vast majority of Americans who are constantly furious at their television sets and smartphones, scowling and scoffing at whatever the latest viral misgiving has made the rounds. The divisiveness and dissonance is deafening, and seems to tear at the very fabric of what it means to be an American.
As we ramp up to the beginning of the 2020 electoral cycle, there are a number of politicians that seem to find themselves on television more and more often, possibly getting in some practice before making a declaration that would put their lives under a microscope. One of these men is House Congressional Rep Eric Swalwell of California, who just this week made an inflammatory and inexcusable series of suggestions.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) caused a firestorm on Friday when he suggested using nuclear weapons against American citizens who oppose his far-left gun control agenda, which includes forcing Americans to give up their semi-automatic weapons.
Swalwell made the comment in response to a May news article on his radical plan that was widely recirculated on Twitter on Friday in which he called for a $15 billion government program to confiscate millions of guns from Americans.
Swalwell responded to the tweet by writing: “And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.”
And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 16, 2018
Eric Swalwell just suggested that any war between a tyrannical US government and We The People would be won by the former after they used nuclear weapons to destroy the latter.
Swalwell has long been considered a probable democratic candidate for President in 2020, but this suggestion could very well taint those plans.