Opinion: The American catharsis

By former Assemblyman Steven Sanders

It’s contagious! In arguing for a return of the capital punishment in the form of the guillotine and public executions Maine Governor Paul LePage joked about where the severed head might land.

This just days after Donald Trump quipped, “I could shoot somebody in Times Square and not lose any support.”

When are our leaders and would-be leaders going to talk sense to the American people instead of trying for school yard boasting and juvenile behavior?

In answer to the threat posed by ISIS you may recall that Senator Ted Cruz bellowed that he would carpet bomb the whole region and “see whether the desert sand glows.” Another nifty one liner sure to please all his angry supporters who also agree with him that New Yorkers are “values challenged.”

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