Dangerous Politics


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With the passage of the health care bill has come a dangerous response. Some of those who have opposed the package have resorted to threats and even, violence against those who voted for the bill.

I think we have let the genie out of the bottle. I know there are those who oppose the bill that have condemned those who have resorted violence and death threats. Still, I think there is a chance that threats will continue. I am afraid that someone will get hurt, on either side, and fan the flames even more.

While I don’t believe that either major the Democrats or Republicans are directly involved on such response, they have to condemn the response before it get out of hand.

Why is this happening? It’s a fear of the future. Fear that the life that we knowis now on the wane. The kubd of hate (if I can use that word) against Obama, this past summer and during the health care debate is an example. The first elected black president, he symbolizes the change in the demographics of the country. In another 30 to 40 years the minorities in this country will be in the majority. White people will, make up less than 50% of the population in this country.

That scares a lot of people. It is not about fear, not hate that drives all of this. Things have changed in this country and they have begun to lash out. I hope that we can find a way out of all this and can begin to live in peace with each other. The violence out there now only reminds me of what Gahndi once said “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.”

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