They Hate Us For Our Freedom
The people who did this actually do hate us for our freedom. They are demanding that we curtail the freedoms offered by this country, under our Constitution, as interpreted by our Supreme Court, that they don’t like. I keep hearing from conservatives who want to sound tough that we do not negotiate with terrorists. But the ANB is using a campaign of violent intimidation to try to force their desired political outcome. They firebombed an abortion clinic, and it’s part of a larger pattern in the area. So … why is the local sheriff hinting that he’s willing to negotiate? He said:
“The fact that there have been numerous messages directed at several organizations makes it difficult to interpret ANB’s true message. I would like for ANB or a representative to contact me directly by whatever means is most comfortable. … I promise to listen to ANB’s message. This is the groundwork needed for us to have dialogue.”
I’ll allow that he’s possibly neither a fool nor a coward and he’s hoping that they’ll communicate in a way that supplies some information that assists him in capturing them and putting them in prison. But that’s the only permissible approach. We don’t negotiate with terrorists. We catch them and we lock them up. Any law enforcement official who wants to negotiate with them should be returned to civilian life forthwith.
Sadly, there is a possibility other than crafty, foolish or cowardly. That fourth possibility is sympathizer. Which would expain a lot about why law enforcement in this country doesn’t take right wing antiabortion terrorism very seriously.