Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Washington DC was rocked by a sniper attack on a group of Republicans practicing for an annual baseball game. Congressman Steve Scalise was wounded along with several others in the attack. How have we gotten to the point where political differences turn into violence? How does someone's frustration over policies end up in attempted murder against our leaders? This is unacceptable. And each of us as citizens have a duty to say this. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan took to the House floor and appealed to our common humanity regardless of party affiliation. He commended Democratic members who joined together in prayer and lifted up their fallen colleague.  If our nation is to heal from its bitter political division that borders on violence, it will take a whole lot of praying from both sides of the aisle.