We all need to watch our words, and I certainly include myself, editing our ease of suggesting violence toward those we disagree with. It's like listening to jokes that skewer groups for stereotypical characterizations and saying nothing. In this age of spew our guts on the page or screen, it is time to think about the literal fall out. And that's all I know.
Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, speaking about Arizona:
"When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous. And, unfortunately, Arizona I think has become sort of the capital. We have become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry.
"It's not unusual for all public officials to get threats constantly, myself included. And that's the sad thing of what's going on in America. Pretty soon, we're not going to be able to find reasonable, decent people who are willing to subject themselves to serve in public office."