Petition statement to be delivered to Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator and Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State

Candidates Must Disown Uncivilized Conduct

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Candidates Must Disown Uncivilized Conduct

To be delivered to Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator and Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State

Petition Statement

Candidates must, at a minimum, publicly and explicitly repudiate any supporters who engage in or suggest violence, or engage in physical disruption or obscene insults.
There are currently 210 signatures. NEW goal - We need 300 signatures!

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There can be no excuse for failing to disown uncivilized conduct by a supporter. Clear examples include expressing hope that a fellow Democrat meets a violent death, implicitly threatening harm, hurling obscene insults, and knocking over chairs to disrupt a convention.

In 2008 a supporter of John McCain publicly called on the media to “peel the bark off Barack Hussein Obama.” Within hours, McCain announced “I absolutely repudiate such comments.” The offender responded “Why would John McCain repudiate me,” and stopped supporting McCain. Others would instead improve their conduct. Either response solves the problem.

If however, a candidate remains silent, that silence is inevitably taken as encouragement by the offenders. Hence silence makes the candidate culpable and is itself unacceptable.

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