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 The whole world IS watching. From Investors Business Daily:

Racketeering: Over a dozen Wisconsin state senators have received death threats after voting to remove public union collective bargaining powers. Funny we haven't heard President Obama call for civility lately.

When Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 18 others were shot, and a federal judge, a 9-year-old girl and four others murdered, the president traveled to a Tucson sports arena to call for "more civility in our public discourse."

It is doubtful that speech saved a single life from any of the other psychopaths roaming free in America.

If President Obama were serious about preventing violence, he would by now have taken his civility road show to Madison, Wis., where union goons have been sending lawmakers Corleone-esque horse's heads through the mail, the phone lines and cyberspace.

State Sens. Pam Galloway, Glenn Grothman and Joe Leibham were among more than a dozen Republicans sent e-mails with messages such as "Death threat!!!! Bomb!!!!"

A note shoved under Grothman's door said, "The only good Republican is a dead Republican." He has stories of getting obscene phone calls in the middle of the night.

Two Republicans, state Sen. Randy Hopper and state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, feel so threatened that they backed out of marching in Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in the city of Fond du Lac.

On top of that, businesses, such as Milwaukee financial firm Marshall & Ilsley, have received letters from public employee unions threatening boycotts.

Grothman says the threats to GOP lawmakers who are committed to restoring fiscal sanity to Wisconsin have "only steeled our resolve."

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