Now is a crucial time for the United States. It is a time where we must set a precident for violence. Currently, the path we are following in Congress is the path towards the dangerous precident that violence begets only violence in retaliation. This, I fear, if came to fruition, would only begin a series of continually escalating violent events until one side cries uncle or is completely destroyed, and the other side is not much better off.
The precident that the President MUST set right now is that violence should not and WILL NOT beget more violence. We must take the higher road and say,
"We have been hit, and hit hard. We can retaliate, but we do not wish for more innocent lives to be wasted. We will defend ourselves to the upmost degree, but we will not attack. We have obviously done something in the past to bring upon this incredible hate and resentment. We do not wish to bring upon any more. We need to end the violence now, for the sake of humanity."