Pelosi is right: Political violence is a real threatSubmitted by johndennis on Mon, 09/21/2009 - 21:35
by John Dennis
Apparently referring to the death of Harvey Milk at the hands of fellow San Francisco city Supervisor Dan White in 1978, Nancy Pelosi suggested today that "rhetoric" which was "frightening" might lead to "violence." And with those words a new era is born: I agree with Mrs. Pelosi.
She is right. Politicians should refrain from harming one another. In fact, I support mandatory counseling for all elected officials so that we might reduce the prospect of politician-on-politician violence.
I would recommend that politicians follow the example of the protesters at the Tea Parties. They have firmly expressed their opinion that socialism in general, and the proposed health care reform legislation in particular, is unacceptable. And yet there has not been one episode of violence at a single Tea Party. Politicians should be shown video of these protests, repeatedly, so that they might learn how civil political discourse takes place.
And in the process, they might learn that Americans have had enough of the insatiable, unconstitutional appetites of the Federal government.