I think that death threats, especially those against the late Senator Edward Kennedy, are an especially bad thing and not conducive to a flourishing democracy. And people in DC were well aware of the danger of an assassination attempt, at this paragraph from today Boston Globe article shows:
“Please make sure that Ted Kennedy gets all the protection he needs. We are down to one Kennedy. . .’’ an urgent FBI communication under FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s name said on June 6, 1968, the day Robert F. Kennedy died... .Fortunately, Senator Edward Kennedy did not let such threats slow him down.
We should be aware that death threats were not limited to Senator Kennedy and the President. They become a way of life for some people. What the article in The Boston Globe fails to tell us is who else gets death threats. Until we know those numbers we won't understand the scope of the problem.
Regards — Cliff
♠ I like him, but I acknowledge that he sometimes substitutes for Rush Limbaugh and he may have been at Rush's recent wedding, along with Sir Elton John and others.