I've seen so many posts on Twitter recently calling for the assassination of Donald Trump, and I'm shocked and more than a little disheartened. Regardless of whether or not you support this presidential candidate, when did it become okay to encourage others to kill someone?
What happened to us as a nation? Once upon a time, we accepted the winner of the nomination and focused on the election. That is so far gone now it's only a vague memory. Over the years, I've seen people talk about rioting if Barack Obama didn't win his second term as well as people threatening to kill him when he was running for election. Now add in the current threats to Donald Trump, and I can honestly say I don't know what is wrong with this world.
Threatening to kill someone because you don't like their politics is barbaric. So someone you don't like might get elected to be the next president of the United States. Does that mean you turn to violence? No. You keep fighting for what you believe in. You vote to get the senators you trust into office. You make your voice heard in peaceful ways because that's what decent human beings do. They do not threaten to take the life of someone whose political leanings do not align with theirs.
Let's face it, folks. We all have different political beliefs, and while some politicians are so far away from what we believe we shake our heads in abject dismay, that is not a reason to advocate for the taking of a human life.
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