Originally posted by Taggart
So if someone says something about the US president along the same lines, do they get looked into by the Secret Service? I think so.
Unfortunately saying "it was a joke" afterwards is too late as the offender already said it. At minimum Piers and the other commentators should be looked at officially, sure nothing will come out of it since the elites got the police under wraps. Its the principle of it though.
AJ, despite what he may think of himself, is not the US president. That job title comes with far greater responsibility than I suspect AJ could ever hope to even have a wet dream about.
I snipped the rest, So basically Obama (or whoever in power at the time) is GOD and above us, anyone threatens him they must be persued. AJ is one if us, a little louder, has a show where he and others can plug their books and what have you, if he says something and gets a thinly veiled threat ON LIVE TV we are supposed to say "Its just that nutjob meh"
Sorry but I disagree. We are all worth the same, doesn't matter what your job title is, what house you live in, in law a LIFE is a LIFE.
Interesting that you snipped the rest of my commentary on the premise I was making because that is what gave the context behind my statement. No where did I mention that the US president is any kind of deity or has of any superior status to that of human being. My point was centered around the fact that because the job title of POTUS comes with several serious inherent risks, and because the job title of POTUS comes with a high responsibility (foreign relations, domestic affairs, etc.) a security force sponsored by the government is warranted.
A simple analogy I could make is the transport of money from one location to another. It isn't transported in armoured vehicles because we consider it precious and look at it with reverence (well, at least some of us don't). It is transported in armoured vehicles because of the high inherent risk of transporting large sums of money without the security. See my analogy?
Please, before you try to create a strawman from by putting words in my mouth, be sure to include ALL of what I said, and then challenge the points I was making.
edit on 10-1-2013 by CosmicBob because: Trying to fix bad formatting