Thursday, August 15, 2019
Americans have always argued about how our government should be run and what actions it should take. For the most part, we've settled our difference with ballots and not bullets " the Civil War being the worst exception, when irreconcilable differences over the immoral institution of slavery tore our nation in two and claimed the lives of an estimated 620,000 Americans.
Today it seems like we're fighting a small-scale civil war. Some angry people are claiming they have the right to harm and even kill others because of differences over political and public policy issues " or because they believe people belonging to a particular racial, religious, ethnic or other group are somehow evil or inferior and must be attacked.
This is a poisonous attitude that is dangerous and un-American...
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