President Clinton Shares What We've Learned from Oklahoma City
On April 19, 1995, Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh, acting in consort, perpetrated one of the most horrific acts of domestic terrorism ever witnessed in American history.
On that day, a vehicle used as a bomb, driven to the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by Timothy McVeigh was exploded, killing 168 people.
President William 'Bill' Jefferson Clinton was in office when this act of terrorism occurred.
He offers his insight into what he feels has been learned since what is arguably one of the most tragic incidents in American history.
Americans have more freedom and broader rights than citizens of almost any other nation in the world, including the capacity to criticize their government and their elected officials. But we do not have the right to resort to violence — or the threat of violence — when we don’t get our way.
Former President Clinton further states:
We are again dealing with difficulties in a contentious, partisan time. We are more connected than ever before, more able to spread our ideas and beliefs, our anger and fears. As we exercise the right to advocate our views, and as we animate our supporters, we must all assume responsibility ....
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