When you call out the National Guard to suppress demonstrations, do not expect the American people to forget.
As in Baltimore, the actions of authorities at Kent State, over several days, served to increase tension, not reduce it.
As with Baltimore, there was a lot of hot rhetoric by conservatives seeking to rationalize illegal actions; in this case the illegal and secret bombing of Cambodia.
"They're worse than the Brownshirts, and the Communist element, and also the Night Riders, and the vigilantes. They're the worst type of people that we harbor in America."
Actually, Governor, these were America's young adults; people who simply thought we could do better than the secret murder of innocent people 9,000 miles away.
And guess what? They were right.