As conservatives, we’re used to being lectured by those “compassionate” and “tolerant” folks on the port side of the political spectrum about how we need to stop being so mean. It’s funny. Some of the meanest, nastiest, most vile language I hear in political discussions tends to come from those very same left-wing “compassion” peddlers.
As an example, let’s look back at this week’s hearing on the state’s proposed fracking rules held in Sanford. The state board overseeing the drafting of fracking rules is bipartisan and has been coming to a lot of consensus decisions. The crowd at the four-hour hearing in Sanford was estimated at about 500 people. Roughly 14 of the speakers in that four hour period actually addressed the proposed rules. Most of the anti-speakers said “rational” things along the lines of “How dare you try to kill my babies!”
The drive-by media does its best to portray fracking opponents as serious-minded parents scared for the livelihood and welfare of their children. (You may have a few of those mixed into the anti-fracking crowd — scared to death by a bunch of leftist propaganda.) The drive-bys pilloried state fracking chairman — and Lee County commissioner — Jim Womack for threatening to cancel the Sanford hearing if security was not tightened.
Did Womack have a point? Well, read the following *warm fuzzy* from a fracking opponent and judge for yourself:
From: Peter Jackson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 8:57 AM
I hope that God brings UNBEARABLE MISERY and TERMINAL CANCER to you and your
loved ones. People like you, Jimmy Boy, are guilty of treason under God and
are DIRECTLY responsible for promoting an agenda of lies regarding FRACKING.
I hope that you lose your policy of taking FREEDOM OF SPEACH away from those
brave enough, and unlike you, intelligent enough to point out the extreme
risks of FRACKING. Ask yourself, Jimmy Boy, if God thinks it is ok for you
and your fat assed GOP pals to not only promote the rape of the GARDEN OF
EDEN, but to use FASCIST tactics to block American’s rights to protest your
ASSININE actions. JIM, I hope you ROT IN HELL LIKE THE MAGGOT YOU ARE.
Sent from my iPad
Feel the love. Feel the compassion. Yep, we could all learn a lot about loving our fellow man from guys like this. Well, Mr. Womack responded to this person with a lot more diplomacy than I would have:
From: “Jim Womack” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: July 28, 2014 at 3:16:54 PM EDT
To: “‘Peter Jackson'” <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Fracking
I take it from your note that you are opposed to shale energy development.
Perhaps you should direct some of that rage towards helping us with
constructive commentary on the rules that have been developed.
I appreciate the fact you invoke the name of God into this matter, as I too
believe in the God of the Universe and His Son, Jesus.. However, I don’t
think He would approve you wishing unbearable misery and the affliction of
cancer on another human being. Perhaps you should contemplate that next
time you communicate with another believer. Moreover, the God I know
doesn’t condemn souls to hell for their sins, so long as they know Him, love
Him and make an effort to show their love for Him. Grace through faith, my
friend, is how we earn eternal life in Heaven. So rest assured, I will not
rot in hell. I pray you will not either. If you want to know more about
the one true God, feel free to contact me again and I’ll be glad to walk you
through the plan of salvation.
With Warm Regards/
Commissioner Jim Womack
And you wonder why more people aren’t jumping at the chance to offer up their expertise to serve their fellow citizens.