1. First, it has been pretty well established that the shooter was driven by neither party, nor by rough political talk. 2. 'HE DID NOT WATCH TV. HE DISLIKED THE NEWS. HE DIDN'T LISTEN TO POLITICAL RADIO' Jared Loughners friend says suspect Did not watch TV disliked the news - TVNewser 3. Some one percent of the population is thought to be schizophrenic (Schizophrenia Facts and Statistics), ...and to be driven to some horrendous act, need no more than a parking ticket. Beside the obvious fascination with evil, and the need to fill the 24-hour news cycle, what we are witnessing is the desire to stultify speech...and impose more regulation and restriction. 4. Politics has been called a bloodsport, and the harsh language is a manfestation of the passion on both sides.Don't be buffaloed into abiding by any restrictions on speech. I don't want to hear folks referring to 'the H-word' when they mean hate. 5. The title of the thread? Thomas Jefferson wrote that in a letter to James Madison. The subject of the 'threat' was Patrick Henry. What we have to do, I think, is devotedly pray for his death.