TagFirst Amendment

Why violence never works


  Originally Published in The Baltimore Sun   The First AmendmentĀ guarantees the right of peaceful assembly for the redress of grievances. But what is peaceful about the destruction of homes and the burning of buildings across Baltimore? (“Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting,” April 28.) The protests have been anything but peaceful and have spurred violent...

Amid the tragedy of the Sikh temple shooting, a triumph of American values


Originally Published inĀ The Huffington Post Sunday’s mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin carried a depressing familiarity. Every few weeks in America, people somewhere are shot en masse, a gunman is captured or killed, and the debate over gun control flourishes on opinion pages. But this shooting was different. It posed a question to the core American values: Do we stand up for the...