28% of Republicans, but only 11% of Democrats and Independents, think that violence against the government is sometimes justified. But of course Republican politicians’ rhetoric has nothing to do with that, and pointing out that violent words sometimes lead to violent deeds is a “blood libel.”
Footnote Yeah, yeah, Lockean right of revolution, French resistance, blah blah blah. “The government” here means the American government. We’re still a republic, last time I checked. Believing that violence against American officials is “sometimes justified” ought to be beyond the pale. But it’s not beyond the Palin.