President Clinton wrote about the lessons America could have learned in the wake of Timothy McVeigh’s terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
Criticism is part of the lifeblood of democracy. No one is right all the time. But we should remember that there is a big difference between criticizing a policy or a politician and demonizing the government that guarantees our freedoms and the public servants who enforce our laws.
Jared Lee Loughner’s recent volley of gunfire in Arizona emphasizes the need to review history and maybe learn something before it repeats itself again and again and again.
(Via Ari Berman at The Nation)