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Violence is not a part of healthy democracy


Violence is not a part of healthy democracy

The tragic assassination attempt on U. S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shocked Montanans and people across the country. The shooting killed six people and wounded 14 others. All the victims had at least one thing in common. They were all participating in our democratic process by meeting and engaging with an elected official. This shooting is a vivid example of why violence and the threat of violence don't mix with the democratic process. As a society, we need to both recognize and condemn the fact that violence and threats are currently utilized as p...

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