Where’s the ‘civility’?
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has been in the spotlight after some national news organizations reported that the Midland-based think tank submitted a FOIA request to Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. The FOIA asked for specific emails from professors in the labor studies departments that referenced Wisconsin collective bargaining, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or MSNBC talk show personality Rachel Maddow.
The following are examples of the some of the nuts on the leftwing lunatic fringe:
There were five messages left containing death or bomb threats. Four of them appear to be from the same caller. A fifth message was from a woman who left a death threat and, unlike the previous caller, left her name and indicated she lived in a neighboring state. It was unclear if the second caller was the same as the first caller.
A female voice said:
“Scotty Walker is dead. So are you. We know where you live.” The woman then recited the Mackinac Center’s address and said, “We are coming up to destroy you.”
In another message, a female who left her name said:
“You are on Main Street. You are the first place to be bombed.”
In another message, a female voice said:
“We are going to destroy everybody. We are going to destroy all of you. All of you die. Midland, Michigan. Get ready. We are going to destroy all of you.”
About the think tank:
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is…a non-partisan research and educational center in Michigan that focuses on sound fiscal policy based on free market principles. The Center’s Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm that has assisted many residents and business owners in Michigan in protecting their liberties right as individuals.
More here: http://biggovernment.com/libertychick/2011/04/01/think-tank-receives-death-threats-over-labor-related-foia-request-to-universities/
Individual liberties aren’t exactly in synch with the Left’s ideology. They get their lacy socialist panties in a wad whenever people object to government intrusion. They want to force everyone into unions and destroy the free-market private sector. The trouble is, we the people will not allow it.
As for the assclowns making the threats, when they’re found, they need to have the book thrown at them.