..the citizen who thinks he sees that the commonwealth’s political clothes are worn out, and yet holds his peace and does not agitate for a new suit, is disloyal; he is a traitor.
– A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
My 18 year old daughter called me from college the other day, saying that there had been anti-war protesters on campus. They were spouting the proverbial, impeach Bush, and other anti-war slogans. But, then she heard things that really bothered her.
Some were yelling kill Bush, and calling for the President’s assassination. Others walking by, hearing this, were clapping. My daughter, having principles, was shocked.
She felt the protesters were over the line, and she felt badly that she hadn’t done something to stop this possibly unlawful behavior.
We discussed how it is commendable to question our President and Congress, but to call for acts of murder are deplorable. What should she have done? Call the police, or inform the school administration? I was not sure.
Is this common practice for anti-war protesters? If so, this unacceptable talk should not be encouraged, or tolerated by protest organizers. It is morally wrong. They should vote their minds, not lose them.