The news has been filled with reports of death threats against politicians and acts of vandalism. I would like to add my voice to the people that are speaking out to condemn this behavior. It does nothing to further any cause in the United States to threaten to kill politicians. It is morally wrong. It exposes the person or persons engaging in the behavior to possible criminal charges.
No matter how outraged you are by some piece of legislation, or the behavior of any politician, do not decide to threaten their life. Work to overcome the legislation by legal means. Work to elect different candidates as the opportunity presents. One of the amazing things about the United States is the resiliency of our systems, the way the various branches and levels of government interact and counteract to maintain the republic.
I researched this behavior for you, and would like to present some photographic examples of things that you should not engage in, no matter how outraged you are. People, please, this just only make you look like total hypocrites and makes the causes you believe in seem meaningless.
Now, I assure you, I looked at Google images for threats against Obama, and did not find any. Not one. They may be out there, and I am sure the Secret Service knows, but there were not any pictures of signs I could find. All the signs, held up in public, were about taxation, Obamacare, the Tea Party, and so on. Legitimate protest, a reasonable use of the 1st Amendment. The ones that do come up in searches, over and over, all threatened the previous President.
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.