Steve Cox is a candidate for Congress in California’s 39th Congressional District, and is running as an independent despite sounding like just another far-Left aspiring member of the Squad: He decries the power of lobbyists over politicians from both parties and has made breaking their power the focus of his campaign, while agreeing that there are other issues that “must be fixed, like healthcare, climate change, immigration reform, ending these endless wars, etc.” The “ending the endless wars” bit is not bad, actually, but it’s clear that Cox is another far-Left candidate in a state that is full of them, and as he is a white male with no obvious minority background, his campaign isn’t exactly catching fire: He has as of this writing raised just $2,056 toward his $10,000 goal on a CrowdPac page. But on Monday, Cox gave his campaign a shot in the arm, so to speak, with a novel idea of how to treat opponents of the covid vaccine: shoot them.
It all started when the popular podcaster Matt Walsh tweeted: “COVID is here to stay. You’re going to get it. It almost certainly won’t kill you but it could. You’ll probably get cancer eventually too unless you die first. Lots of scary things out there. Death is certain. Suffering is unavoidable. Stop cowering. Live your life while you can.”
These philosophical musings enraged Cox, who shot back: “Whenever anyone says ‘we all die from something’ (or a variation thereof) to justify not taking precautions to help protect others in this pandemic, we should be allowed to shoot them. ‘Why are you crying? We all die from something.’ For you, it’s that bullet in your gut.”
On his campaign website, Cox writes:
I am you. You are me. We are the same. We all want the same basic things:
To feel like we matter; that our opinions and beliefs are important, and that we have the power to make the changes we want in our little part of the world.
To feel safe; that we, and our family and friends, are safe, and if there’s danger, that we have the means and ability to protect ourselves and each other.
To feel that we belong; that we are part of something bigger and more important than ourselves, and that our community accepts us just as we are.
All of us are the same. People are people.
That’s how Leftists talk when they’re appealing for your support, but Cox’s totalitarian edge is embedded even in this ostensibly gentle and inviting message – READ MORE