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Fear violence because of the political violence?

not just Pelosi who is worried. In interviews with POLITICO, five former Secret Service, FBI and CIA officers say that they, too, are concerned that today’s climate of supercharged political vitriol could lead to violence.


And this week, the FBI said that it is investigating whether anti-government sentiment played a role in the death of a U.S. Census worker who was found hanged from a tree in rural Kentucky, because the body had the word “fed” scrawled on the chest — though authorities say there are too many unanswered questions at this point to rule the case a homicide or a hate crime.

If you won't TAKE PELOSI'S WORD, WILL YOU TAKE THEIRS?

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:23 PM on Sep. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am afraid of uneducated,gun-toting neanderthals who blame everything on the Government and refuse to help themselves instead.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • This summer’s protests against health care included an episode where freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil Jr. (D-Md.) was hanged in effigy. Anti-energy bill protesters tarred and feathered an effigy of Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.). Last Halloween, a homeowner in liberal West Hollywood hanged in effigy Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin at his home.


    There’s a big difference, of course, between a person who shouts at a congressman at a town hall and a person who would do something much more violent. But security experts say that the shouting incidents and other angry moments in recent weeks serve as indicators of an increase in political rage in the culture.
    That rage comes against a backdrop of enormous changes in American life.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27566.html
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:24 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Theya re just worried the American people have finally gotten sick enough of the political BS in Washington and are going to do something about it...violent or not. So now they are trying to label everyone who is speaking out as a threat....its hilarious..they are shaking in their boots.
    abbynzachsmommy

    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 1:28 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • So now they are trying to label everyone who is speaking out as a threat


    YUP
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:34 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Who bit off who's finger?HAHA, and this is not a lie!
    4artistsmom

    Answer by 4artistsmom at 1:40 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • When government becomes tyrannical, this is what happens--just as it has many, many times throughout history. It's natural, human nature to desire freedom from oppressive, unresponsive government.

    lori9878

    Answer by lori9878 at 1:40 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • So now they are trying to label everyone who is speaking out as a threat YUP


    NOPE, but you can spin it that way if you'd like

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:40 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • When government becomes tyrannical, this is what happens--just as it has many, many times throughout history. It's natural, human nature to desire freedom from oppressive, unresponsive government.


    I would hardly call our government oppressive,


     Nice to see you here, havent been to the polls section in awhile

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:41 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • No spin its the reality
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:43 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Fear violence because of the political violence

    should read

    Fear violence because of the political atmosphere

    Sorry
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:48 PM on Sep. 25, 2009