A GOP office in Hillsborough, North Carolina was viciously firebombed over the past weekend. Swastikas and the words “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” were displayed on adjacent buildings. Further investigation showed that the flammable substance was ignited inside the building after a bottle housing the substance was thrown through the front window. No arrests have been made so far in connection to the incident but there are still ongoing investigations. Speaking from the scene of the incident, Governor Pat McCrory called the incident “an assault on our democracy”. A 911 call was placed to alert the authorities about what they saw occurring. Police arrived to the scene after the assailants had already left. "The office itself is a total loss," Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the state Republican Party, told the Charlotte Observer. "The only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been." Both presidential candidates were informed about the incident and tweeted out their regards about the situation.
This attack has sparked a debate on if people really are taking politics too seriously? If a person is willing to firebomb a Government facility then what’s stopping them from murdering someone over their political beliefs? Somehow the people of America have to find a balance on the intensity of their feelings toward this upcoming coming election before it becomes even greater. Political beliefs have always been strong and sometimes ugly but politics are what is supposed to band this country together through the hard times we face, instead it has created an unhealthy and unstable source of anger from either sides of the political world. From bombing a GOP office to other political related attacks, America clearly faces a problem ahead that must be solved.