Thank you, Dr. French, for the excellent and most needed post. It is shocking and terrifying that political opponents are being threatened in this way. Our civility in this country is at the lowest point in modern memory.
American democracy is under attack–the threat of the bombs that have been found that were aimed at numerous people, including political figures, business people, artists, and leaders from national intelligence–has precedent only in the assassination of President Lincoln. That conspiracy intended to kill 3 other government figures and bring down the Union.
There can be no doubt that this is a domestic terrorist attack, and all Americans should be horrified by these actions. These are the kind of actions that put many people, including the people who work in the postal facilities and offices where the bombs were sent, into grave danger. This is an attack clearly focused on one political side. I would condemn this kind of action, no matter who is the focus.
We are supposed to be Americans, regardless of political party affiliation. After 9/11, we had a brief moment of unity. We need to end…
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