Christopher Barnett is a Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor, but he just got an excellent lesson on why you can’t let just anyone admin your Facebook page. Barnett, who is now receiving death threats, had an administrator post a poll about food stamps.
However, the admin went on to make a few comments, that Barnett may or may not have approved, about euthanasia being a good method for dealing with poor and disabled people. One user commented on the poll saying “most receiving food stamps work, or are disabled. Some are elderly.”
Barnett or his admin responded, “The ones who are disabled and can’t work...why are we required to keep them? Sorry but euthanasia is cheaper and doesn’t make everyone a slave to the Government.”
Yet, it doesn’t stop there. The admin (or Barnett) went on to say ask why taxpayers should “have to keep up people who cannot contribute to society any longer?” Now when the admin mentioned earlier about euthanasia, he saying “the Government [sic] should put these people down,” he was just saying “let them starve and die. Easy as that.”
Servant to the people, don’t you think?
The comments have since been deleted, and Barnett has made a statement regarding the event:
“There are people saying they want to shoot me, they are going to assassinate me, they are going to shoot me, they are going to blow us up. I’m in this election. I’m not dropping out. They’re not going to intimidate me.”
If he wins and become governor, then the taxpayers of Oklahoma will be responsible for keeping him up. Maybe they will decide to let him starve and die, apparently, it is “easy as that.”