Yet another right-winger is threatening violence against Democrats and calling for an armed rebellion against the government. This time, the individual making the outrageous statements is a police chief in Pennsylvania.
Mark Kessler is the chief of police in Gilberton, Pennsylvania. Like many police officers, Kessler loves guns. So much, in fact, that he videotapes himself firing various automatic weapons and posts the videos on Youtube. But Kessler doesn’t just shoot his guns on video — he also shoots off his mouth. His obsession with guns combined with his opposition to sensible gun control laws led him to completely destroy his own credibility as a law enforcement officer.
Raw Story reports that in one video, Kessler says,
“F*ck all you libtards out there, as a matter of fact, read my shirt.”
He then turns around and reveals the words “Liberals take it in the a**,” which is either a slur aimed at the liberal support of same-sex marriage or a threat of gun violence. Either way, it’s outrageous.
Rather than stop there, however, Kessler continues his rant.
“You take it in the ass and I don’t give a f*ck what you say so you can all just go f*ck yourselves. Period. I won’t be going to D.C. and I don’t give a f*ck. If you f*cking maniacs want to turn this into an armed revolt, knock yourselves out. I’m not about that, so see you on the other side.”
Here’s the video:
Apparently, Kessler is angry about gun control being implemented in Schuykill County by the democratically elected officials there. So, rather than go to court or start a petition or waiting till the next election to vote for new leaders, Kessler wants right-wing militias to march on the county and remove Democrats from office by violent force. Here’s an error-filled post on Kessler’s Facebook page from Tuesday in which he calls for the armed rebellion and refers to Democrats as “antiamerican thugs” and “nazis,” in true Tea Party form:
“For all of you waiting for this day, waiting for the word! TODAY IS THAT DAY ,SPREAD THE WORD, Schuylkill county Pennsylvania, birth place on unconstitutional gun control nullification! I will not stand idle while tyrants attack the constitution . A massive rally will need to be assembled right here in the heart of Schuylkill county ! I stood for my father, my mother, my country, our constitution , I now ask you to stand with me , sholder to sholder, time to show these political hacks here in Schuylkill county they don’t tell we the people anything, it’s we the people who tell the government. If they want to fire the first shot let it begin right here in Schuylkill county , I changed the course of history , one person pushed back against a tyrannical anti constitution government, it’s time we show these tyrants we will not stand for any more violations on our constitution or our freedoms . Every militia , every csf member who can attend please do. P.s Pennsylvania is a open carry state n firearms will be present . So come with your flags n your firearms. MOLON LABE. I’m calling on all true Americans , all militia members, all true oath keepers to assemble, be ready to march on a tyrannical county government right here in Schuylkill county Pennsylvania, democrats are the true enemy of our country, our freedoms, our constitution, along with liberal news agency’s , liberal news reporters, much like hitlers nazis , time we clean these antiamerican thugs from office. TIME TO CHOSE SIDES IS UPON US” [sic on...everything]
So far, the mayor of Gilberton is standing by Kessler despite the fact that he has clearly shown that he is a danger to society. How can any law enforcement official be trusted by the community if they clearly have an unhealthy bias towards a large part of the citizenry? Those who have liberal beliefs clearly won’t be treated fairly by this officer. Therefore, he should either resign or be fired and replaced with someone who won’t scare members of the community into believing they may be the victims of a police shooting simply because they support Democrats.
As further proof that Kessler is violent toward Democrats, here’s a video of him shooting a scary clown target he refers to as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:
Clearly, Kessler is not fit to lead any police force. Police officers are supposed to be impartial enforcers of the law and keepers of the peace. They are not supposed to advocate for violence against others, and they are not supposed to call for the violent overthrow of the democratically elected government they work for. This officer is clearly an extreme right-winger and it wouldn’t surprise me if he hates minorities and homosexuals as well. As we’ve seen recently, it’s easy for a racist to murder someone and get away with it by claiming self-defense. It would be even easier for a cop to get away with such violence, and that should make every citizen within Kessler’s jurisdiction very concerned.
Kessler isn’t the first right-winger to advocate for violence. Just last May, Mississippi state Rep. Andy Gipson openly called for executing homosexuals on his own Facebook page, sparking outrage across the country. In January 2013, a gun company CEO advocated for assassinating President Obama over the sensible gun control laws he was calling for in the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting. All the way back in 2010, Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle called for “second amendment remedies” to oust Democrats from office. She was just one of multiple conservatives to do so.
This latest tirade should make everyone think hard about what conservatives actually stand for. Because they clearly have an obsession with gun violence and fantasize a lot about killing people and violently overthrowing government in order to get their way.