Sharron Angle is the Republican candidate for US Senator from Nevada. What she said on a radio interview about the right to bear arms and the right to challenge decisions by Congress is worth paying attention to: Ms. Angle believes that there's a relationship between the two, and that you have your gun as way to deal with the decisions made by Congress that you don’t like. Listen to her:
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Let's consider what she said there. She's hoping it doesn't come to it, but, “if this Congress” – the one on Capitol Hill now – “keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those second amendment remedies.” “Those second amendment remedies.” Here's a candidate for the Senate telling us that there are “second amendment remedies” out there if we don't like the votes of those now serving in the Senate. Is there any possible meaning to what Sharron Angle said besides the obvious – that if people don't like the votes of those currently in Congress, guns can “remedy” the situation? If you watch “The Rise of the New Right” tonight, in one hour, you'll hear language very much like this: We bear arms to protect ourselves from tyranny in Washington. Tyranny. So what's “tyranny?” Earlier this week, we showed you a TV ad by another current candidate for Congress: it depicts a guy dressed up like George Washington, urging a ticked-off taxpayer who’s opposed to the Obama healthcare bill to “gather your armies.” This is something new in politics, at least as far as I've seen. For the first time, we're seeing people carry guns to political rallies, and we're hearing candidates talk about taking up arms against politicians they don't like. You have to wonder when the leaders of our political parties – in this case, the Republican Party – are going to exercise some control and say, “Sir, we settle issues in this country, not with bullets, but at the ballot box. Those who get the most votes have a constitutional right to rule, no matter what someone thinks of it.” Please watch my documentary, “The Rise of the New Right,” one hour from now at 7 p.m. ET on msnbc. I think you'll enjoy it.