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Good morning, Netizens…


Was the person who shot and gravely injured Arizona's Rep. Gabrielle Giffords partially motivated by a website filled with rhetoric by Sarah Palin that featured gun sights in Giffords state, among others? Political rhetoric that encourages violence is not unknown in America, but yesterday's event, which resulted in the deaths of six people, clearly crosses over the line of freedom of speech, in my opinion.


When are angry statements, even implied statements that promote violence on the Internet, such as the gun sights, to be condoned in American politics?


Ultimately Sarah Palin is responsible for the content of her web site, While this web site has been pulled down in most regions, questions remain, grave questions about civility and propriety still linger and all the apologies by Sarah Palin for the death of many and grave wounding of Arizona's Represenative Gabrielle Giffords will not undo one iota of the horrific damage done.


What motivated the shooter? Although we may never truly know that answer anytime soon, once one stirs the pot of righteous indignation by encouraging violence, you have left the world of politics in the dust.



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