So right wingers brought guns to a town hall meeting? Black Panthers on the California State Capitol steps 1968. Both actions were quite legal. And the world didn’t end.
UJ, writing in Enduring America.
The domestic terror groups are not dangerous for their extremism, their paranoia, or their particular calibration of ideology. Rather, the danger lies in their imminent potential to separate themselves from normal political discourse, adopting violence, terrorism, and murder.
If the debate over domestic terrorism continues along hysterical, partisan, and sometimes downright tyrannical lines, the threat of domestic terror will go unchecked, and many innocent Americans will lose their lives. And they may die at the hands of terrorists, but the incompetence and negligence of those in the political and security establishment will surely bear a great deal of responsibility as well.
His primary point is that highly polarized and partisan attacks by all sides against anyone who disagrees with them usually just makes things worse and can drive the genuinely violent and deranged underground. If you want to stop terrorism, follow their money trail, you’ll probably find something to indict them on. But shrieking that the other side is Satan will just make things worse. Plus, free speech means everyone gets a chance to speak. Not just your side.