Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

One thing that differentiate's the U.S. from much of the world is that it settles its policy disagreements at the ballot box instead of with guns and bombs. We pride ourselves in our civility, but civility is wearing thin as opponents of President Trump are calling for violence.  In a new video rapper Snoop Dog aims a handgun at a clown dressed as President Donald Trump.  At the March for Women pop-icon Madonna, said she's "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” TV star Adam Pally, said that if he could travel through time “[h]e’d have to kill Trump or Hitler.” And CEO Matt Harrigan said “I’m going to kill the president, get a sniper rifle and perch myself where it counts." If such threats sound alarming, that's because they are, and they have no place in a civil society.