After this horrible tragic event in Arizona, which has no logical reason for occurence other than a mad man acting on the voices in his head, we are seeing the liberal media trying to blame this on the thoughts and actions of the conservatives and our "heated rhetorical discourse".
A thought I had as we are asked to tone down our political discourse; while that would be considered more polite in a civil society would it really be helpful?
One could ask the following questions:
Where would we be as a country if we did not have heated political discourse?
Was not the Boston Massacre a result of heated political discourse?.
What about those malfeasants that were so angry they threw the tea into a harbor in Boston? Were they out of line?
What about those fifty six, radical, signers of our Declaration of Independence? Did not King George find this as heated rhetoric discourse. Would we be where we are today if it was not for heated discourse when we see something going wrong?
What about Ronald Reagan demanding Gorbachev to tear down the wall. How did Gorbachev perceive this out of line and uncivil person?