Bob Beauprez: civil war?

Politics gets crazy sometimes. I probably don’t need to tell you that. But in America, we pride ourselves in being able to come together when it’s necessary and solve the big problems that confront us.

Unfortunately, not everyone agrees these days. And since the Tea Party came to power in 2010, there have been some truly crazy things said about our country by far right politicians. Some of it doesn’t sound very American at all.

In a 2012 interview, Colorado politician Bob Beauprez was asked on a talk show whether President Barack Obama’s policies could lead to “a civil war in this country.” Here’s how Beauprez responded:

“I hope and pray that, that we don’t see another revolution in this country. I hope and pray we don’t see another civil war, but this administration is pushing the boundaries like none I think we’ve ever, ever seen.”

To watch this shocking video clip, click here.

Is this kind of rhetoric what Colorado needs? Sign our petition calling for Beauprez to disavow these nonsensical statements and apologize. We’ll share your names and comments with Beauprez’s campaign, the press, and public officials.

We’re never going to agree on every political issue in America, but we should all be able to agree–and this is an understatement–that a civil war would be a very bad thing. Whatever disagreements we have over politics today, none of them should ever, ever rise to the level of contemplating violence against other Americans. Americans are better than this.

Help us make sure Bob Beauprez gets that message.


Amy Runyon-Harms