Granted, politics – like religion – has always prompted raucous debate in America, that much is true.
But once upon a time, at least, the discourse was civil. We were, as citizens, able to agree to disagree – to hold our own views without seeking to harm, or worse, those whose views we do not support. And we believed fervently in the First Amendment’s free speech and free expression protections.
Today, however, thanks to the left’s unhinged hatred for our duly elected president, Donald Trump, a growing number of Americans no longer believe that his supporters have the right to express their views without paying a price – financially and physically – for doing so.
As KIRO-TV reports, an elderly north Seattle couple figured that there would be opposition to their display of a ‘thin blue line’ flag at their home of 30 years, but they wanted to do