Earlier today Blogging Blue Senior Fellow Jeff Simpson shared his thoughts on a threatening letter that has been mailed to a number of public employees and opponents of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share my own thoughts, as well as some related information regarding the letters.
First, here’s a report by Today’s TMJ4 about the letters, in this case a letter that was sent to a public employee living in St. Francis.
And here’s a copy of the letter:
I understand as much as anyone that our state’s political climate is highly charged (and that might actually be putting it mildly), but since when did it become acceptable to attempt to intimidate one’s political opponents? I’ve been on the receiving end of some rather nasty threats made towards me and my family via email or as unapproved comments to this blog, and I know I’m not the only blogger who’s been on the receiving end of such threats, so here’s my question for those conservatives out there reading this blog:
When did threats and intimidation towards one’s political opponents become acceptable?
I’ve long believed there’s absolutely nothing wrong with disagreement – even passionate disagreement – but threats, intimidation, or God forbid actual physical violence should have no place in our political discourse.