Just a few weeks ago there was a statement made by former First Lady, former US Senator, former US Secretary of State, and former Democrat party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton asserted, “that you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That’s why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But, until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength”.
This statement has weighed heavily upon my mind since it was spoken, and there has been no clarification, certainly no apology.
Have we come to a point in America that if you do not embrace a progressive socialist ideological agenda it is now open season to threaten, coerce, intimidate, and enact violence against you? Have we found ourselves at a point in America where we cannot have intellectual discourse, debate, and reason together? If I do not believe in wealth redistribution and government nationalizing of economic production am I to be shouted down, instead of having an intelligent exchange about tax, regulatory, and fiscal policy?