Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

#DallasStrong.

One year ago today, five Dallas police officers lost their lives. This morning, the city gave them a fitting tribute.

As Steve Scalise lies in the hospital, fighting for his life, it is important to remember the victims of political violence. The Black Lives Matter movement did not encourage Micah Xavier Johnson to kill those brave officers in Dallas, but Johnson echoed their racial talking points, just as James Hodgkinson echoed Bernie Sanders and "liked" the hate-mongering Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Facebook. Just this past week, a Muslim organizer of the Women's March effectively called for a "jihad" against Donald Trump.

It is important for people to speak out and engage in political advocacy, but Americans must maintain their civility.