Both politicians and assassins agree that aggressive force is an acceptable means of influencing society. They disagree over exactly which tactics are best to accomplish their objectives.
Take Sarah Palin. She supports hunting down WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders” if only other people would do her dirty work for her. “In short,” Larken Rose said, “democracy is gang warfare for cowards. The voters, being too chicken-poop to do it themselves, desperately try to get ‘government’ to rob and control all of their neighbors (while accepting NO responsibility for having advocated that).”
Pointing out that the violence of government is unacceptable is not divisive rhetoric. Condoning the continued institutionalized pillage, murder and kidnapping of peaceful people is not civil.