Once again, Thomas Schaller, offers his far left opinion regarding the rhetoric of the last few weeks ("Violence on the right: more evidence," Jan. 25). The major flaw in Mr. Schaller's opinion is his great assumption, like others of his ilk, that his cited list of incidents prove a direct cause and effect connection to the political right's "violent rhetoric." He also references David Neiwert's book as support for his opinion; he's a professor at Columbia University (farther left-leaning than Mr. Schaller).
There will always be deranged people who commit violent acts that have no connection to political talk on either side of the aisle; these people are just insane, so let's stop trying to make that connection. Mr. Schaller's challenge to his critics to produce a comparable list of left-wing violence is a fool's goal. What really scares me is Mr. Schaller teaching our youth political science at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.