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On the Mindless Menace of Violence

A fellow on twitter posted a link to a YouTube video from a speech Robert Kennedy gave in 1968. I was moved to tears over it and in light of the more visible extremists these days, I watched with more sorrow than I even I expected. I wish I could find just the audio because the video’s images are more politically charged than I can appreciate but I offer the link to view it. It’s probably what was so compelling to me anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Vll-t0H6A

Every day, I grow more fearful of what other American’s are threatening than I do of any foreign threats. Men with guns, yards from the president, quoting Jefferson’s tree of liberty is threat to our very existence. And, this is just one example of hundreds. Frightening.

The text of the speech is offered below.

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