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THEY GO LOW: Dem Rep Says GOP Rep's Family Should DIE!

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Our nation is certainly at a political crossroads today, and the tensions among our elected officials hasn’t been higher during our lifetimes.

This intensity has grown terrifying at times, with violent rhetoric and outright violence now a normal part of our American political culture.  The sheer amount of death threats being hurled at the President and his family are an indication of just how far we’ve strayed as a nation.

Now, these horrific statements are trickling down into the lesser houses of government as well, infecting the State House of Illinois.

An Illinois state Democratic lawmaker is facing increasing pressure to resign after she called for the deaths of a Republican lawmaker’s family during a floor speech this week.

Democrat Rep. Stephanie Kifowit said she wanted to pump a “broth of Legionella” into Republican Rep. Peter Breen’s water system so his wife and children would “be infected” and “ultimately die.”

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“I would like to make him a broth of Legionella and pump it into the water system of his loved ones so that they can be infected, they can be mistreated, they can sit and suffer by getting aspirin instead of being properly treated and ultimately die,” Kifowit said in a fit of rage.

Breen was shocked, obviously.

The Washington Post reports that Kifowit is facing calls to resign after wishing for the death of her Republican colleague, who has two adopted sons, ages 2 years and 2 months.

“She launched her attack against me and my family, and really, it was shock,” Breen said. “It was out of left field. Had Rep. Kisowit made those statements in the parking lot, or left a message on an answering machine in my office, she would be in custody.”

This is the sort of vitriol that gets people hurt, and we must do all that we can as a nation to return to a more peaceful discussion of the issues at hand.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.