Joni Ernst, Republican candidate for United States Senate, graduates from hog castration to violent anarchy--the Sharron Angle approach to deliberative "governance":
I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere.... I believe in the right to defend myself and my family--whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.
... which, one gathers, would be a government decision that Ms. Ernst would independently assess. Indeed we all can; we can all, all of us, arm ourselves with 9 millimeters, decide unilaterally when the government has abused our rights, and start blasting.
This, from a clueless lunatic who just might win. Ordinarily one would, at this point, say "Unbelievable," but no longer. The GOP has hauled out so many major-league crackpots, Ms. Ernst's lunacy is scarcely even noteworthy.