Soon after Timothy McVeigh bombed the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City in April of 1995, some on the left of the political spectrum blamed “anti-government rhetoric” for the assault. Supposedly “hateful” speech directed at politicians had incited a cadre of “right-wing” extremists to put words into explosive action. Is any of this true? Did angry white males give up on the democratic process and resort to incendiary devices to vent their anger against an ever increasing power-hungry government? The facts do not support the shaky premises. For one thing, the conservative agenda has always been to affect political change through the democratic process, not through revolution. For example, in the 1994 mid-term election angry Americans took out their frustrations at the ballot box. The Left is once again trying to link political action to violence. The true history of violent political action is ignored by Liberals. Let me rehearse some of it for you.