InsiderNJ’s Fred Snowflack can’t think of a single Republican who was targeted by the Left and then driven out of office? Well, we can.
Was there a nicer gentleman than Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen? The Antifa Democrats targeted him and upset the old guy so much that his doctor told him to give it up. They tormented a man whose public service began in the jungles of Vietnam and drove him out of office. And it didn’t end – even after he agreed not to run again. Remember how the Antifa Democrats held a party and mocked him, even as he closed his office?
Two of these Antifa Democrats are now running for the Assembly – Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger. They and their comrades showed up to the old gentleman’s office on its last day open – to “celebrate” by acting like dirtbags. Well good for you. You showed all the world what measure of class and grace you possess – obviously the kind of folks who get their jollies by pulling the wings off flies.
Well, nobody is getting Frelinghuysened in Sussex County. Antifa can hold its breath and kick and scream and all they are ever going to get in Sussex County is a sympathetic flip of the bird and the sincere advice to suck it. We give as good as we get and will keep on and on… until all the participants are dust.
God always saves a remnant. Here, in Sussex County, we are that remnant.
We remember who we are. We remember that America is a Republic. That we are a nation of laws. We have due process. We have the Bill of Rights. We do not succumb to the emotional howls of lynch mobs. We do not honor vendettas or fatwas. We don’t give in to terrorists. We don’t let them have their way. We are… Americans.
Which brings us to Fred’s silly comparison between the NAACP’s Jeffrey Dye, who held a taxpayer-funded state Labor Department job, and the Sussex GOP’s Jerry Scanlan, who is a volunteer county college trustee. Dye lost his taxpayer funded job for (as reported in InsiderNJ) having “authored some Facebook posts that were anti-Semitic and anti-Hispanic.”
In the dismissal of Jeffrey Dye, we hope that the Murphy administration followed the law and there were work rules that addressed Dye’s actions. We hope that Dye was afforded the due process that is the right of every worker when facing the often arbitrary power of an employer.
The two great protections of the working class are the Bill of Rights and the right of workers to collectively organize. If it ever becomes routine that an employer can simply fire someone when any old mob of people claims that he or she did something that gave “offense” then employers will have a ready tool to sweep away every protection that the working class has.
In the case of Jerry Scanlan, the Board of Trustees of the Sussex County Community College failed to create a written policy to address the private use of social media by trustees, faculty, administration, and staff. Scanlan broke no SCCC rules and did not use SCCC property. He has no charge to answer for. The Board’s only real course was to ask him very politely. This they failed to do (and ultimately they placed the college in legal jeopardy).
Nobody would wish to live in a country in which the opinions of any old screaming mob constitutes the law. Or a country in which laws are made up to appease the mob and then applied retroactively. That would be a vigilante nation, a lawless nation.
That might happen in other places… but not here.