When I read last week’s letter “By any means necessary” (Readers Write, Oct. 4), I felt the fears expressed were overblown. By nature I am not a conspiracy theorist. However, actions in the wake of Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States force me to take a long look at the means.
I won’t dwell on the lack of due process in the hearings or the disregard of the presumption of innocence. Nor shall I take notice of the threats of political retaliation from the left against senators such as Collins or Manchin who voted to confirm. Unseemly as it is, America has become inured to political vendettas. However, when criminal acts, which have the real potential for violence, are perpetrated against senators because of their vote—for instance the wife of Sen. Gardner (R-Colorado) received an anonymous video of a beheading with the names and addresses of their family attached—consider that for a...
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