We warned the leaders that their high handed action on the Health Care Law would push the nation closer to the boiling point. They did not listen so you must. This nation must not be allowed to devolve into lawlessness. We will remember in November not threaten people. The Viet Nam peace movement grew from a movement of students and peace activists into one which had the sympathy of a majority of the American people. In 1968, it had pushed out of contention a sitting President in his own party. A President who had won 4 years earlier with 61% of the popular vote and 44 states. It had gained the elite opinion and even luminary figures such as Senator Bobbie Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. along with countless celebrities joined the cause. Everything was moving in its direction. Vice President Nixon was campaigning on a secret plan to end the war. Bobbie Kennedy was on the verge of winning the nomination with a California victory. Then the assassinations started. Kennedy and King were killed. The movement radicals were no longer believing in the system. Some like Dr. Ayers resorted to violence. It started simple enough with sit ins that destroyed draft records, but it devolved into assassination plots and bombings of government buildings. There were riots on college campuses. Some activists spit on returning troops. The American People turned against the movement in a big way. The anti-war candidate for President couldn’t even carry his own state and lost in a wipe out with less than 40% of the vote. What is my point? The Tea Party movement can go the same way. If you hear any of your friends spouting off, tell them to cool it. Tell them that you want to organize their energy to make a difference. Hold a coffee/tea for your favorite candidate. Get them plugged into resources like Delaware Politics so they can be informed. We need a revolution in this country, but it has to be one ideas not one of violence. For a matter of perspective, I have had my property vandalized, been spit on, and been threatened for my conservative stands such as my testimony and talk show guest appearances in defense of marriage in the 90’s. Even recently, I have been a target a vitriol by the left wing on the blogosphere and even in a letter to the editor for my pro-family leadership. Left wing radicals targeted people who donated to the pro-marriage amendment in California. If anyone would have a right to comment on this, I do. I personally know of conservative leaders who have had worse. What happen to Ann Coulter is another example. The liberals are not used to getting back what they dish out. It disturbs me when this type of behavior starts to spread to our side. If we allow that, who will lead the way back to civility and sanity? We are better than that. We have to stop this before it starts. That is why I did a post Monday condemning talk of taking an open shot on the President. Some wondered why I would address something so obscure. It is because my gut tells me that it has to be addressed. Angry people do not always think rationally and it only takes 2 or 3 to tar a movement. This movement is just. Therefore it must behave according to law and order. Anyone who crosses that line will be condemned and rejected by myself and my colleagues in the strongest terms. Enough said by me. It is your turn.