West University Place Councilwoman Kellye Burke was cited for disorderly conduct recently for allegedly screaming at a teenage girl wearing a “Trump: Make America Great Again” tee-shirt. Burke, a liberal elected official, yelled “Grab ‘em by the p---y, girls!” at a group of four teenagers waiting in line at a retail outlet to buy cookies for younger children at their church, KPRC-TV reported.
The father of the girl who dared to wear a tee-shirt supporting the president of the United States told local news that when the girls ignored Councilwoman Burke, she hollered the obscenity again. Then she started bellowing “MAGA! MAGA! MAGA!” while shaking her fist at them. The father of another said, “They were scared. They were absolutely scared. My little girl essentially wanted to know if this woman was going to hurt her.” Burke reportedly took a photo of The Girl in The Trump Tee before walking away. Nothing creepy there.
The girls were understandably shaken. University police referred the incident to the constable’s office, which filed a class C misdemeanor charge against the Councilwoman.
Burke is a member of “Moms Demand Action.” As a father and husband, this sounds like a sentiment I would heartily agree with, a movement I would strongly support. However, it turns out it’s the name of a group agitating for strict gun control. It is more than a little ironic that those who purport to want to end gun violence against children tend to berate those kids—at least those they haven’t aborted-- if they happen to be of a conservative bent. When it comes to those who disagree with them, they evince all the tolerance of Nikita Khrushchev addressing a vocal dissenter from The Party line.
Who in their right mind would publicly tell young girls buying cookies to grab them by the p---y? I mean, what the hell?! Clearly she was in her left(ist) mind. Maybe she knew they were being purchased for their fellow Christian church members, and that offended her.
As much as I despise vacuous politicians like Hillary Clinton, the policies of Barack Obama, or the fecklessness of John Kerry, I wouldn’t want them publicly shouted down-- or threatened—by an elected conservative politician…while they were in line to buy cookies. (Of course, that would never happen). That type of behavior is a sure recipe for the eventual destruction of a democratic republic.
Would Burke have debased the girl if she was wearing a tee-shirt supporting Barack Obama? Touting “Hope and Change?” Of course not. She might even have said something like “You go girl!” if the youth was wearing a “Planned Parenthood” shirt in support of the mass slaughter of innocent babies.
To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson: If Western societies think they can be ignorant, hypocritical, amoral and free, in a state of civilization, they believe in something that never was and never can be.