THREATS to DIVERSE OPINIONS: Domestic terrorism has a long and rich history in America. -- Now, with Congresswoman Giffords, Judge Roll and others -- in the past, Dr. King, the Kennedys, Oklahoma City, Birmingham, Watts, etc. The extent of the threat is not only against the well-known ((such as those in Sarah Palin's "cross hairs"), but citizens who voice opinions. They are targeted too. For example, when the New York Times published my letter to the editor (May 26, 2009) questioning Mr. Netanyahu's intention that Israel be the exclusive nuclear weapons power in the Middle East, I was assauted by murderous threats which alarmed the police and required my physical disquise to protect my safety. This kind of domestic terror is a source of self-censorship and the expression of differences that head America toward a dysfunctional democracy.