Rep. Jason Lewis: Violent political threats starting to spin out of control


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Rep. Jason Lewis wrote an op-ed for Fox News sharing his opinion on the seriousness of violent political threats and how they are spinning out of control in today's society. Check out an excerpt below!

I’m old enough to have lived through the turbulent 1960s, when legitimate grievances over civil rights and Vietnam were hijacked by extremist elements and spun violently out of control. Frankly, I never thought I’d see the likes of that sort of political divisiveness engulf our nation again.

Unfortunately, today the chaos and worst excesses of radical groups from five decades ago are back. But instead of the Weather Underground, the Black Panthers or the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), we now see socialist extremist groups like Antifa once again advocating violence against their political opponents.

For more than two decades before I became a Republican congressman from Minnesota, I was a radio talk show host, taking on friend and foe alike. I’ve never experienced a more toxic environment for free speech than now.

Just last August, while I was traveling in my House district, my next-door neighbor called me to say his kids were frightened by a large group of activists protesting on my lawn and porch -- just yards away from his home.

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