that the TSA is going to start picking pro-life, pro-gun conservatives
out of the security line at the airport for extra scrutiny.
Extra scrutiny at the airports? Maybe people will start throwingbricks through the windows of their houses of worship, too. Or dumpingpig’s blood on their doorsteps. Or sendingthreatening letters. Orshooting them at gas stations for the crime of dressing as they damn well please.
Maybe they’lldemand their children be pulled out of school so they don’t have to learn about Christian holidays, or start talking about how theyshouldn’t be allowed to serve in the legislature, not if they’re going to demand to getsworn in on that crazy holy book of theirs.
Maybe they’ll turn on the TV or the radio one day and hear some guy talking about how the government ought tocount up how many of “them” are being born each year, and institute measures to correct those numbers. Maybethey’ll hear talk about how many of their churches and YMCAs there are, and how every one of them poses a danger to society. Maybe they’ll be so angry they’ll want to fight back, but they won’t be able to, because every raised voice is just a confirmation of what others think all along: that they’re dangerous, and should be controlled.
What would that be like? It would be awful, right? It would be unjust. Such behavior would be a sign not only of a government but of a society gone utterly mad with rage and fear. It would be unconscionable. It would be un-American. It would be vengeful. It would be wrong.