Reposted as a service to voters of North Carolina's 2nd District
For the record, there's only one answer you need when a government bully invents a right to know who you are: "I'm a free citizen of the Republic, just like you."
I shudder at a Congressman doing this not only because it's violent, not only because it's evidence of how entitled he feels, but because it's amateurish. I want political opponents and villains* to be mature, not petulant and puerile. This is just low rent barbarism. I thought we had the best Congress money can buy. If they're going to be thuggish, can't they at least be refined about it?
(* Anyone who behaves this way is my opponent and a villain, regardless of whether they play for Team Red or Team Blue.)
(Via Michael Moynihan.)