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Massachusetts blogger says, "One down - 534 to go"

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Massachusetts blogger says, "One down - 534 to go"
Earlier in the week - a large cache of weapons was seized from a Massachusetts blogger who threatened Members of Congress after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Travis Corcoran wrote in his blog, "One down - 534 to go." He was of course referring to the 535 Members of Congress who serve in the US House and Senate. Corcoran's blog also read, "It's absolutely, absolutely unacceptable to shoot indiscriminately. Target only politicians and their staff and leave regular citizens alone."

When police paid a visit to Corcoran - they found multiple firearms and loads of ammunition - which they promptly seized. Corcoran's gun license was also suspended. Currently he is not facing any charges - however multiple police agencies are looking into the matter. Based on blog ranting - Corcoran's political views are in line with anti-government libertarianism - similar to the Tea Party. For example - he believes the Department of Education is unconstitutional. Corcoran also seems to be a fan of Rand Paul - defending the new Kentucky Senator on his twitter page.

It's unclear if Corcoran was planning to actually carry out the threats he posted on his blog - there's no doubt he had the means to. As the Tea Party's message of an illegitimate government continues to resonate around the country - thanks in large part to major media outlets like Fox news - more people like Corcoran - who appears sane - will see violence against that government as justified. This is a dangerous mix in America - not seen since the 1960's.

-Thom

 

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You can bet this is the tip of the iceberg.... by John Basel on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 10:11:25 AM
I read his article and criticized him on the day o... by Elliot Diafono on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 3:54:09 PM