After watching yesterday's rousing speech by Senator Barack Obama, news stories like this disturb me.
ATF Says Racists Plotted to Kill Obama (Washington Post)
Plot to Kill Obama Uncovered, Feds Say (AOL News)
I know there have been similar stories in the news this campaign season. There was even a postcard on PostSecret a few weeks ago that eluded to the potential for assassination of the president, should Obama win.
I've avoided posting news like that during my political round-ups because they sicken me and, I believe, they simply give fuel to those who harbor these notions. Frankly, I don't want to be party to perpetuating ideas of hate.
We're better than this, America. Talking about Obama's color and targeting him because of that is unAmerican. That's unpatriotic, in my opinion.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: we're better than that. If we want to be proud as a nation and a people, we must stop with this hateful rhetoric and these violent actions. They have no place here.
The content of yesterday's entry offers us a picture of the kind of America we can and should be: united.