Death threats against our president have become disturbingly commonplace. But when was the last time you heard about one being made by a professor at Georgetown University?
Lou Dobbs Tonight last night included the sage opinions of a former CIA official and current Georgetown prof who recently called for the assassination of President Obama.
In a 12/23 column on his foreign policy website, Michael Scheuer suggested that history held in high esteem those who have killed tyrants:
As they head further down the road of losing wars and wrecking Anglo-American liberties, Messrs Obama and Cameron and their supporters in all parties would do well to read the words of the great 17th century English republican Algernon Sidney, a man who was revered on both sides of the Atlantic, who greatly influenced America’s founders, and who was executed by the British Crown for what it described as sedition. “There must therefore be a right,” Sidney wrote,
“of proceeding judicially or extra-judicially against all persons who transgress the laws; or else those laws, and the societies that should subsist by them, cannot stand; and the ends for which governments are constituted, together with the governments themselves, must be overthrown. … If he [a political leader] be justly accounted an enemy of all, who injures all; he above all must be the publick enemy of a nation, who by usurping power over them, does the greatest and most publick injury that a people can suffer. For which reason, by an established law among the most virtuous nations, every man might kill a tyrant; and no names are recorded in history with more honor, than of those who did it. … They [the people] know how to preserve their liberty, or to vindicate the violation of it; and the more patient they have been, the more inflexible they are when they resolve to be so no longer. Those who are so foolish to put them upon such courses, do to their cost find that there is a difference between lions and asses; and he is a fool who knows not that swords were given to men, that none might be slaves….”
Scheuer apparently believes that Obama’s action/inaction over Benghazi has earned him the death penalty.
Hillary Clinton has also invoked Scheuer’s ire. He claimed on Lou Dobbs that she “has blood on her arms up to her elbows for not being willing to protect the people who are representing us in Libya.”
Here’s the segment from last night’s program…
If you think that someone who calls for the murder of our president should not be filling impressionable minds with his views, you can let Georgetown University know via the contact information below: