To witness such a thing is about as rare as having a tornado hit your home or knowing someone who was murdered. Yet, I know a dozen or so people whose homes or businesses have been hit by tornadoes and a Rasmussen poll last week reported that 25 percent of us know someone who was murdered.
Yes, it’s going to happen. A democracy with the openness we cherish will provide the small portals of vulnerability for the rogues who have given up on debate and persuasion and turned to bombs and germs and paint.
The remarkable element of this week’s sad story is that it took a dozen years for us to endure another hit on the homeland.
— Brian Howey publishes at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Twitter @hwypol.