This morning, freak-right GOP Rep. Dave Williams of Colorado Springs released a letter he sent to President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr, “formally” requesting the deployment of federal riot control police to Denver–where Mayor Michael Hancock this week joined with over a dozen mayors of major U.S. cities in demanding federal forces stand down from their highly controversial attacks on and arrests of protesters near federal property.
Although Williams’ call for federal stormtroopers in the streets of a city he does not represent is ostensibly based on “violence” Williams claims without factual basis “is at an all time high,” this letter is perhaps more notable for its unexplained and bizarre drift into a wide range of grievances against Gov. Jared Polis over the management of the COVID-19 pandemic–management which President Donald Trump has praised. Here are a few excerpts that we have to say raise some urgent questions about Williams’ mental state:
As a lawmaker representing Colorado House District 15, I officially request that your administration expand its “Operation Legend” efforts to include Colorado, specifically in the city of Denver as violent, deadly crime is on an upswing according to many news reports.
Sadly, the violence is being largely ignored by radical Democrats who are in a position to stop it…
Governor Polis, who is refusing to restore law and order by stopping these criminals, is instead punishing hard-working, honest citizens who are desperately trying to pay their bills and make ends meet while the economy is artificially shut down.
By using the Chinese coronavirus pandemic as an excuse for his unprecedented power grabs, Governor Polis is issuing unconstitutional mandates that have shuttered businesses, churches, schools, and other community activities. His latest two orders were a statewide mask mandate and an order for restaurants to stop serving alcohol by 10pm.
Colorado is going too far with these restrictions and a recent study that was reported by the Colorado news publication, Westword, found that Colorado was one of the most restrictive states in the country…
Governor Polis, in his smug arrogance, is violating the right of citizens to freely make health care decisions for themselves and families while also coddling criminals who are continuously encouraged to violate the rule of law by the Governor’s willful inaction to protect the public he falsely claims to serve.
Mr. President, we need your help now more than ever.
We’re obliged to ask: does Rep. Williams want federal stormtroopers in Denver to stop the violence he falsely claims is at an “all-time high”–or does Williams want federal troops to intimidate Gov. Polis? We assume Williams’ request for “legal assistance” to Minority Leader Patrick Neville for his
fundraising ploy lawsuit over the statewide mask order is distinct from this letter’s primary purpose of requesting federal troops be deployed to Denver–but the distinction gets a bit, you know, muddled.
And every time we give Rep. Williams the benefit of the doubt, we end up regretting it.
Dave Williams would have welcomed the Nazis with his resume in hand.
And while they're here, marijuana is illegal.
True to form, you and Williams welcome the 4th reich.
You know, nutlid. I always knew you were a stupid and worthless piece of shit. In fact, I always thought there was no low too low for you. But even so, it’s astounding that you could think just kidnapping people off the streets is ever okay. You really would have fit in well in 1930’s Germany.
Why should anyone be afraid of fellow Americans here to enforce the laws of our country?
If you're afraid of that, maybe you should be.
Yes. Like the dullards in Teller County yesterday. Just enforcing the laws of our country !
I don't know. Why don't you ask the Germans who were afraid of the Gestapo, who were their fellow Germans who were enforcing their laws.
Or, you could have said that about Syrians under al-Assad, or Russians under Putin. Oh, wait, you like him.
What about North Koreans being afraid of fellow North Koreans who are enforcing their laws?
You mean like fellow American law enforcement officer Derek Chauvin who is now facing tax evasion charges in addition to the murder/manslaughter charges?
Another one of your fine, upstanding hard-working citizens, right Fluffy?
As opposed to the government employee who decides to waste my tax dollars writing fascist, authoritarian posts on blogs. That guy is a real waste of skin.
maybe Moderatus was typing that comment on a smoke break …
You mean enforce laws like the First Amendment right to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and the Fourth Amendment right to be free from illegal seizures? Nah. You're a fascist and you want the fascists here.
I'm so confused. I thought we were supposed to afraid of the Jihadist who was going to sneak into Nutlids bedroom and cut his head off. Peaceful protestors seeking equality and justice don't strike me as kind of evil that would cause Nutjob to soil himself. Sorry dude. Your rationale for eliminating the 1st amendment rights of others is about as stale as your breath. FREEDOM isn't just for whities.
I think Nutlid is most afraid of the hit his household income will take if Dear Leader loses. He probably soiled his drawers just before he posted.
Funny, Moddy, because a federal district judge issued a temporary restraining order against the goonsquad, with pretty harsh language. How come you care about the Constitution only when your rights are at issue? Hypocrite. Read this and weep, you lil fascist
“the Court considers any willful violation of this Order, or any express direction by a supervisor or commander to disregard or violate this Order, to be a violation of a clearly established constitutional right and thus not subject to qualified immunity in any action brought against any individual employee, officer, or agent of the Federal Defendants under Bivens v. Six Unknown Narcotics Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971)"
Gotta keep up, Moderatus:
O go easy on Moddy, his Klan rally in Jacksonville got cancelled and now he won't be able to soil himself in front of Dear Leader.
You libruls don't understand.
He Had Friends On That Death Star!
Right Moddy. Because something that is legal that makes you butt hurt should be made illegal by force, not law, but all the illegal shit Trump has done and the resultant poisoning of our democracy is just fine. Your only consistent values left are hypocrisy and and ignorant form of solipsism. Law and order !
Good Lord! We must take a stand to retain our God-given right to order a drink at 10:15 if we choose! Tyranny!
A.M. or P.M.?
Dave Williams needs to "stick to his knitting" in Colorado Springs. What happens in Denver, or any local suburb, is not a concern of his.