Letter: The art of contention

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  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    June 16, 2017 8:00 p.m.

    Platypus,

    You've judged Tump to be "an obscene person". How will you be judged? Didn't someone say that by the same judgement we judge, so shall we be judged? Do you care to rethink your accusation or do you stand by your "judgement"?

    Did the "actress" retract her statement or did she pile it on deeper and deeper in her press conference? Did the actors apologize for portraying Trump's assassination or did they repeat their performance? Speech comes with consequences, whether in this life or the next. Not one bit of praise will be overlooked nor will even a single accusation.

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    June 16, 2017 3:55 p.m.

    Mike Richards - "Who among us, who has even a shred of decency, thinks that showing Trump beheaded is funny or that depicting his assassination is acting? "

    It's been decried by almost every one I know, no matter their party affiliation or lack of.

    I can't say the same of all my conservative and tea party friends who told me I had no sense of humor and to lighten up about the hanging and burning of Obama effigies. The daily racial slurs by folks who purport to be part of the dominant religion here in this state.

    Defending an obscene person, like Trump as good, is to abandoned their moral compass.
    I believe that Nero, closely resembles the man your defending as president.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    June 16, 2017 2:35 p.m.

    Who among us, who has even a shred of decency, thinks that showing Trump beheaded is funny or that depicting his assassination is acting? Those who have abandoned their God-given moral compass rejoice in mockery and senseless portrayals of violence. They, like Nero of old, fiddle while they burn down their own nation. They, also like Nero, will be reviled throughout millennia.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 16, 2017 11:35 a.m.

    Werner
    Trump’s not PC, so he’s fair game. Didn’t you know that?

    Imperial7
    You would rather his supporters had just allowed themselves to be beaten by thuggish lefty protesters?

    Tolstoy
    Yes, and let’s not pretend that there were not multiple attacks ON trump supporters BY leftist protesters, and those incidents FAR outnumber any instigation from the right. Let’s not also forget that is was a man with a leftist political agenda that shot a GOP congressman.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    June 16, 2017 8:05 a.m.

    @Nunn24
    He told security to "rough that guy up." That is not self defense and let's not pretend it was a single incident.

  • Nunn24 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2017 12:41 a.m.

    @Impartial7

    "The same guy that encouraged his supporters to punch out protesters..."

    A lie, by omission and distortion. Trump only has encouraged self-defense and defense of the innocent, if warranted, against threatened, Leftist attack against Trump supporters against Trump himself. Yours is a reprehensible attempt to justify such violence and threats of violence by blaming the victim.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 15, 2017 9:29 p.m.

    "Do actions have consequences?"

    Yes- voter apathy gave us Trump. The same guy that encouraged his supporters to punch out protesters and "2nd amendment types" to "do something about Hillary".

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    June 15, 2017 5:22 p.m.

    One of the facets of freedom of expression (speech) is the freedom of choice meaning you can make the choice not to watch or participate in tasteless and vile outlets. I think Ms Griffin will be experiencing this for sometime. I just wish you had spoke out earlier.