There is a very dangerous climate emerging as political threats keep ramping up and up. It is bad enough that Republican Representative Jason Lewis of Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district feels great concern for the stability of our nation. He points out that while similar to the unrest of the 1960s, there is a glaring difference in the motivating factor. This time it is socialism that is at work.
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I’m old enough to have lived through the turbulent 1960s, when legitimate grievances over civil rights and Vietnam were hijacked by extremist elements and spun violently out of control. Frankly, I never thought I’d see the likes of that sort of political divisiveness engulf our nation again.
Unfortunately, today the chaos and worst excesses of radical groups from five decades ago are back. But instead of the Weather Underground, the Black Panthers or the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), we now see socialist extremist groups like Antifa once again advocating violence against their political opponents.
For more than two decades before I became a Republican congressman from Minnesota, I was a radio talk show host, taking on friend and foe alike. I’ve never experienced a more toxic environment for free speech than now.
Just last August, while I was traveling in my House district, my next-door neighbor called me to say his kids were frightened by a large group of activists protesting on my lawn and porch — just yards away from his home.take our poll - story continues below
Yet that’s nothing compared to what an unhinged liberal activist recently did to my freshman colleague, Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., by threatening to kill his three young children. This is particularly outrageous because Mast is a …..
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