The director of a Texas museum that receives taxpayer dollars appears to be in trouble over a post she made on Facebook on Super Tuesday, according to a KTXS-TV report.
“I hope every single one of you pieces of s**t that votes Republican dies today,” Melonnie Hicks, executive director of the Pioneer City County Museum in Sweetwater, posted, according to the station’s report.
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After Hicks’ post went viral and controversy exploded, KTXS said she apologized on Facebook: “I was really mad at Republicans for voting against health care since my options today are die or go into debt to see the doctor. It was gross which is [why] I deleted it.”
According to a KTAB-TV report, both messages that Hicks posted on her personal Facebook page have been deleted.
.KTXS reported that the museum’s board of directors had an emergency meeting at the Sweetwater Police Department on Friday, March 6, 2020. The Blaze reported that Hicks ended up resigning.
“It’s regrettable and reprehensible, especially from someone who is a community leader,” City Manager David Vela told the station regarding Hicks’ social media comments. “Those kinds of comments should never be made on social media or anywhere else.”
Vela also told KTXS that the city doesn’t support her statement and that he hopes the board makes the “right and responsible choice” although the board “may have a different definition of ‘right and responsible.’ Let’s just see what actions they take, and we’ll go from there.”
Joe Hyde, publisher of San Angelo Live and a Republican, penned an op-ed saying Hicks should keep her job despite her inflammatory post.
“I don’t in the least bit feel threatened by [Hicks’] off-the-cuff comment on Facebook wishing that I die,” Hyde stated. “I know Facebook is driven by creating engagement that produces long visits and lots of eyeballs on its advertisements. Facebook evokes strong emotions to keep its users scrolling. The easiest emotion to incite is anger, and Facebook’s algorithm is quite good at turning calm and peaceful people into raging lunatics. Hicks was spending too much time on Facebook and wrote something she regretted. She later explained her frustration and apologized.”
He also mentioned that because “cancel culture” is so prevalent today “good people are given just one strike and they are out … Give Miss Hicks a break. She is a valuable contributor to the preservation of history in Nolan County. One strike doesn’t mean you’re out.”
Regardless, Hicks ended up resigning.
Leftists also most feel like it’s an obligation to make political statements everywhere they go.
What once was a society where politics only stayed within the political realm, America is now a politically correct hellscape where everyone —from restaurant employees to business owners— has something to say about politics. If they deviate from acceptable opinion, they’ll have their lives ruined. If they regurgitate politically correct bromides, they’ll be rewarded by the Left.
Democrats Introduce Expanded Background Check Legislation
Democrats are going to implement a background check which targets “extremism.”
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and California Congressman Mike Thompson brought forward legislation on March 2, 2021 that aims to broaden the federal background check system on firearms sales, according to a report by The Hill.
Under The Background Check Expansion Act, gun sales and purchases between all unlicensed sellers and buyers would be subject to a mandatory background check. The background checks would not be applicable for law enforcement officers, lending out firearms for the purpose of hunting, temporary transfers for self-defense, or family members gifting a firearm.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 43 Senate Democrats have co-sponsored this bill. Thompson, who is the chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, reintroduced this legislation in the U.S. House
“For years, the bipartisan House-passed background checks bill languished in the Senate under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Now, with Senate Democrats in the Majority, we have the opportunity to act on this overwhelmingly popular, lifesaving legislation to protect American communities,” Schumer declared in a press release.
According to a CBS News report, President Joe Biden has repeatedly called on Congress to pass stiffer gun control laws. This gun control bill will not pass so easily given how it will need 10 Republican senators to vote in favor of it.
Against the backdrop of the January 6 storming of the Capitol, such a background check will likely feature provisions that target so-called “extremists.” The ruling class has routinely lumped average gun owners with domestic extremists and will most certainly use recent events to justify encroachments on people’s right to bear arms.
Biden is a veteran of the gun control movement, as evidenced by his sponsorship of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. With Democrats in control of all branches of the federal government, they will certainly move to pass gun control. However, their success is not guaranteed due to moderate Democrats like Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia Joe Manchin not being completely receptive to radical gun control that could alienate them from their more right-wing constituents.
Nevertheless, the Left has shown that it’s willing to act regardless of the political context. Keeping this in mind, gun owners must be ready to beat back any kind of gun control coming from D.C. Such fights will allow the Right to rebuild its forces and make a splash in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential race.
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