One of the first posts on this blog was my comment about the ACLU.  I spoke about neo-Nazis and their desire to march through the streets of Skokie, IL in 1977.

My ideals were sorely tested yesterday, as White Supremacists marched through the streets of Charlottesville, VA, wreaking havoc with their hate, spreading fear, advocating violence.

Yes, they have a right to express their views.  And the rest of us have the right to condemn those views.

But what happened in Charlottesville goes well beyond "free speech" and "peaceful protest".

Fear-mongering, intimidation tactics, violence, terrorism, murder.  Criminal acts that are  not protected by our Constitution.  

It scared me to see how many of them showed up for this rally.  How much hate exists in this country today.  How emboldened the bigots and fear-mongerers have become, What used to exists in the shadowy outskirts of the political spectrum is moving  has moved to center stage.

I was heartened by the strong condemnation of the White Supremacists by many of our leaders, on both sides of the aisle:

We should call evil by its name. My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. -OGH
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) August 12, 2017

Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in  for what they are, a terror attack by 

-- Marco Rubio

Sen. John McCain released a statement on Saturday condemning the actions of white supremacists and a fatal attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Our Founders fought a revolution for the idea that all men are created equal,” McCain said in the statement. “The heirs of that revolution fought a Civil War to save our nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to that revolutionary proposition.

“Nothing less is at stake on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, where a violent attack has taken at least one American life and injured many others in a confrontation between our better angels and our worst demons. White supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special.

“As we mourn the tragedy that has occurred in Charlottesville, American patriots of all colors and creeds must come together to defy those who raise the flag of hatred and bigotry.”
And what did our POTUS have to say about it?


  1. As Duke said, he knows who put him where he is.

  2. How far does it have to go before we put a stop to it? I keep thinking we've gone too far, and then we go a step further.


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