Should Gov Northam Be Forced to Resign? Part I

This one’s a little late but still topical. My answer might surprise you: No, he should not be forced to resign.

Now, don’t get me wrong. What the young Ralph Northam did was foolish –and sophomoric. But that’s OK. We’ve all done stupid, foolish and sophomoric things in our youth. We shouldn’t have to apologize for everything we did when we were young, even if they were politically incorrect. “Remember not the sins of my youth” the Preacher wrote several thousand years ago. He wasn’t talking about cheating on the algebra test.

Now, I’m gonna be honest: I laughed uproariously when this story broke three weeks ago. The photo is hilarious with a capital “H”. That said, I can’t help but think it was timed by Gov Northam’s enemies to take him down. Let’s remember the context, the day before he went on a talk show and calmly described how a post-birth “abortion” is performed. The horror that seeped out into the body politic was palpable. It gave the Republicans so much ammunition that something had to be done.

What made it especially egregious was the fact that Ralph Northam is a pediatric neurosurgeon. Or was. It’s doubtful that he will be allowed admitting privileges in any hospital once he leaves the governorship of the Commonwealth of Virginia. (Governors in Virginia are term-limited to one, four-year term.)

That being said, Northam did the pro-abortion movement great harm. The timing was especially egregious, coming as it did a few days after the New York State Assembly whooped and hollered like a bunch of hillbillies at a hootenanny upon passing their own horrific partial/post-abortion bill. What added salt to the wound on that one was the fact that this bill allowed chiropractors, optometrists and even podiatrists to perform this particular “health act”. (Probably because they know that real physicians want absolutely nothing to do with this atrocity.)

So Northam had to be taken out. Hence, the yearbook photo which was released the very next day. I for one, don’t believe that the Virginia GOP had the cojones to do it. Like the good little cucks they are, they’ve internalized the notion that the job of every good country-clubber is to learn to lose graciously. Hence, it was Democrat operatives who did so, of this I’m sure.

Now, I plan on saying more about this as time goes on. The issue at hand however is whether he should be forced to resign. As I’m approaching this from the principle of free speech, I will reiterate what I’ve already written, which is no, he should not be forced to resign.

Why? Because free speech is an absolute. Once elected, an office-holder should never be forced to resign unless he is caught engaging in felonious activity. And the Constitutions of the several States have remedies for such actions. And anyway, that’s what elections are for.

And this same tolerance should apply to every citizen of this Republic. The First Amendment is not for acceptable speech but for critical and even hateful speech. If you don’t like the fact that a baker won’t back a gay wedding cake, go to another baker. If you don’t like the fact that a political candidate posed in blackface, vote for the other guy. It’s really that simple.

Let’s be honest: political correctness has paralyzed this nation and we need to be done with it.

So as far as I’m concerned, Northam should remain in his office until his forced retirement in 2021. If his words and past actions are deleterious to his party, well, that’s their problem. They should have thought of that before they went the full infanticide

Comments

  1. Tim R. Mortiss says

    Of course he shouldn’t resign. But, anyway, how can an elected official be ‘forced to resign’?

    • George Michalopulos says

      Public opinion.  They almost had him, it was touch-and-go there for about 48 hours but then the Fairfax accusation temporarily gave him some respite.  

      Bottom line, if there had been an “R” after his name, he’d of been tarred and feathered in 2 seconds flat.

  2. Austin Martin says

    I don’t think what he did was that bad. So what if he took a goofy Halloween photo? He’s not actually endorsing the Klan.

  3. Michael Bauman says

    Real free speech has the natural consequence transparency.  
    The modern version which began as speech without consequence has logically deteriorated into protected speech vs forbidden speech.  
    The Northam hit had nothing to do with race and everything to do with abortion.  
    From Hillay’s deplorables speech onward the crazies have gotten increasingly loose lips and are revealing what they actually believe.  It seems to play well on the coasts but not so well elsewhere.  
    The bifucation of the United States continues.  
    In many ways it is the divisions of our Civil War still being played out.