Written by: Cam Edwards, NRA News
It takes courage to speak your mind these days. The Internet mobs with their cyber-torches and virtual pitchforks are ever-present and always on the lookout for something to be outraged about. Careers are destroyed over differences of opinion, lives are ruined over casual conversations—or even worse, twisted accounts and distortions of actual speech. It seems less a new McCarthyism led by politicians in Washington, D.C., but something more akin to what Thomas Jefferson called the “reign of witches” during the political turmoil and rancor between the Federalists and Democrat-Republicans toward the end of the 18th century.
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