After the tragic murder of a woman in Charlottesville Virginia, it has become apparent that we are suffering an epidemic of political violence — an epidemic that has unfortunately been allowed to fester and spread for years. As Americans, each and every one of us needs to stand against such violence and the groups that participate in such actions. Every group from the Alt Right to Antifa needs to denounce the use of violence, including intimidation and property destruction. Any person or group participating in such activity must be punished to the full extent of the law. We are better than this. Let's decide issues with the strength of our arguments and not with the force of arms. After all, the Nazis are much easier to defeat in a battle of ideas. Otherwise, Heather Heyer will just be one of many people killed in the crossfire of this insanity.