You’ve probably seen the above video. It’s North Carolina Congressman Bob Etheridge roughing up a person that approached him to ask some questions of the Congressman. I did some checking, and found out that assaulting a federal official, when bodily contact occurs, can be considered a Class D felony.
That means if the young man had done to Mr. Etheridge, what Mr. Etheridge did to the young man, that young man could be facing 20 years in prison, a $100,000.00 fine, and then deportation.
I somehow doubt Mr. Etheridge is facing any of those.
I don’t know what it is that makes our elected officials think they are more important than us regular citizens. Last year I had THIS EXPERIENCE with a bunch of legislators that got moved to the front of the line because their “work” was somehow more important than anyone else’s.
Back in 2005, ONE OF OUR LOCAL LEGISLATORS used his position to stonewall the Henry County Prosecutor after the legislators son was involved in a fatal hit and run accident.
It’s their fault that our legislators continue to grant themselves special privilege, and ignore the laws they place on the rest of us.
It’s our fault that we continue to allow it.
Cross Posted at the BellCurve.