DALLAS TOWNSHIP -- Seeing violence erupt before a Donald Trump rally over the weekend in Chicago, then hearing Trump's call to arrest protesters is not acceptable to ethicist Joseph Curran.
“He seems to suggest that protesters who are engaging in nonviolent protest should be punished for it,” he said.
Curran teaches ethics at Misericordia University near Dallas. He thinks Trump could use a lesson from his class.
“I don't think you could always hold a political leader unconditionally responsible for everything his or her followers do, but if you have political followers who are engaging in acts of violence, I think as a leader, you have a responsibility to get them to stop,” he said.
“Obviously there is a big divide going on in our country because if people feel the need to act up in this way, to me that doesn't seem like the country that knows where it's going and knows what it wants,” said student Emily Gurtizen.
“I don't think anyone went there with the explicit intent of causing violence, but maybe the intent to shut down the rally and I don't think that's right. There's a difference between protesting at the rally and making your opinion known and silencing others,” said student Devin Crevani.
Despite all the controversy, Trump remains the frontrunner among the GOP presidential candidates.