from attacks on voters? post #5:
this statement is a broad generalization describing all members of the republican party based on the actions of a few moronic criminals. regardless of the intent, generalizations such as this serve no purpose other than fanning the flames of dissention.
had i made this statement and substituted a particular "race, religion and/or nationality" in place of "gop supporters" it would surely be immediately reported (rightly so i might add) per the terms of service as "hate speech and inappropriate generalizations", the post likely would be deleted, and i would probably be banned from all nurses. how then is this appropriate when it is directed at a political party and its supporter's?
i am a republican. i strongly support the right of all persons to support their candidate of choice in an appropriate manner. i do not, however, support this type behavior; and persons conducting this sort of illegal behavior should not be tolerated by anyone, regardless of political party or affiliation. these actions go well beyond being inappropriate; they are illegal, costly (both financially and emotionally), and hurtful and have no place in society.
i also find it difficult to believe that the republican party at any level would support this behavior as well, and hope that the cumberland county, jackson county, and north carolina republican party headquarters rapidly and strongly denounce these incidents as grossly inappropriate.
i think the following oliver wendell holmes quote states it perfectly: "the right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins."