We’re reminded today, after the shooting Congresswoman Gabriella Gifford and the deaths of innocent bystanders, that our society continues to ignore, or make excuses for the violence that surrounds us.

Our friend Roy Donkin calls for action from those who have incited violence against members of congress who disagree with them.

More than 40 years ago, Robert Kennedy spoke out against the mindless violence that plagues our lives, saying “only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our souls.”

What will it take? Will we remain silent, or will we speak out against fear-mongering and hatred?