I have experienced feelings of fear. I was shot at on a few occasions while working as a Philadelphia police officer. This sort of physical fear is rational; it is based on clear evidence that imminent harm is possible, or even likely. But over the last several years, I have noticed that the tone and tenor of political discourse in this country has increasingly focused on fear, including fear of "government tyranny," fear of violent crime, fear of certain religions, fear of economic loss, fear of those who are unlike "us" in some way, etc.
Were you SEEN at the 9th annual Sands Casino Hotel employee reunion at Villa Rifici in Absecon on Wednesday night?