Assembly Speaker Karen Bass was recently interviewed in the LA Times today. One exchange she had is particularly glaring:
How do you think conservative talk radio has affected the Legislature's work?
Assembly Speaker Karen Bass responds:
"The Republicans were essentially threatened and terrorized against voting for revenue. Now [some] are facing recalls. They operate under a terrorist threat: 'You vote for revenue and your career is over." I don't know why we allow that kind of terrorism to exist. I guess it's about free speech, but it's extremely unfair."
Karen Bass believes that when a citizen communicates with a lawmaker, and states that one does not want to pay higher taxes, that this is a form of terrorism! This is part of the continued Democrat assault on free speech. They do not believe in informed debates. They do not believe that individuals should be able to discuss issues and tell their elected representatives that we do not want to pay higher taxes. Instead, they label those who peacefully petition our government as terrorists! And she wonders why we "allow" this. Does she intend to write a law to repeal the First Amendment? Thankfully, term-limits ensures that Karen Bass will not be returning to the California State Assembly.