(This Op-Ed was published in Florida Today on line)
By Marshall Frank, Community columnist
I expect division because party systems call for division. It was normal in Kennedy’s days, in Obama’s days and even under FDR, whom most folks credit with saving our union. It was also an issue during colonial times. Jefferson and Hamilton never saw eye to eye on anything.
But it’s never been so frightening as it is today.
Robert Lee, an ESPN broadcaster, was removed from calling a game in Virginia, because his name is Robert Lee. Minus a middle initial, Lee has committed a racist act by virtue of his birth name. Have we gone nuts?
The crazies are finally running the institutions.
Honorary statues are tumbling and being defaced around the nation because of points of view of 250 years ago.
A best-selling author/columnist was invited to speak at Berkeley University in April to address a counter point of view on the issue of immigration. Threats of violent acts and demonstrations convinced the school to cancel Ann Coulter, thus plunging another nail in the coffin of free speech and tolerance.
Somali-born author, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who suffered as a child under repressive religious dogma, …