I despise Trump. I mean, I really despise Trump. But in August of 2016, I saw a social media post calling for someone to kill him. I called the Secret Service and gave them all the pertinent information, and regardless of how much of a threat I see that Trump presents to American democracy, I’d do it again today if I saw anything resembling a death threat against him.
No matter how bad it gets, there are places where we must draw the line. For those who think the end would justify the means, look at it this way: if Trump were assassinated, that would make him a martyr…and that would lead to some very dark times in America, not just now, but in generations to come.