Soccerdad1995 wrote: goose wrote:
C-dub wrote: IIRC, the whistle blower act protects employees from retaliation when they blow the whistle on their employer and this guy is not an employee of the county.
I should have indicated humor. That was why I put in royalty and subject. When the government begins to punish its populations for questioning the government, we're heading down a scary path. It is also one of my fears related to the President Elect. I hope that the NRA never feels compelled to question him. I suspect that he will lash out much like Waller County is lashing out. It is just a bad precedent all the way around.
Hillary is the one who is refusing to accept the election results, not President-Elect Trump. Hillary is also the one who has a habit of having her detractors die mysteriously. I think your fear would be a lot more legitimate if she had managed to win the election.
How does one person being bad negate concerns about anyone else? Her ability to be bad, has zero impact on President Elect Trump's ability to be bad or not be bad. If we're playing the "their person is worse than our person" game, that one made it to the finish line already. In November. We have our person. She is not the concern any longer. Even if we like PE Trump, we should be cognizant of the areas that he could potentially disappoint us.
Governments that attach punitive damages to their detractors are governments that should be feared (i.e. Waller County). I expressed a fear that PE Trump may have tendencies to do this. And I'm not even bashing him. But no President is a panacea. This is just an area I fear because of his comments on "assault rifles" and magazine capacities in the past, combined with his inability to ignore detractors. If he softens his 2A stances back to his views in the 2000s, and the NRA questions that shift, the NRA will potentially be the target of his Twitter account. During this campaign he has been very pro 2A. As I read his comments, I believe that the mass shootings of late have changed him. He appears to see that an unarmed populace is in danger. I hope that continues and my fear (not a huge one, but it is there) is unfounded.