Violence often starts with hate speech

This post was written by marc on January 9, 2011
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

It is no surprise to me that someone started shooting at Democrats like Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords when the Republicans openly advocated the use of “Second Amendment Remedies” in their campaigns and referred to member of Congress as “domestic enemies”. This is a thinly veiled message that should Republicans lose the election at the ballot box they should start killing members of Congress.

Hate speech might have had a short term political gain for Republicans in 2010 but there is a long term price to pay. In my view those who would inflame people to violence bear some of the responsibility for the results. The Republicans have to realize that when you call out for domestic terrorism you get domestic terrorism.

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