Let's say Mr. Sanders did drop his security detail; do we really want to leave Bernie unprotected and at the mercy of the masses? I don't think that it even makes sense much less shows any kind of caring or compassion on our part for a fellow human being. We live in violent and unexplainable times. Mr. Sanders put his life on hold, his personal safety and that of his family at risk, to pursue public service of the highest order here in America. So, yes, let's allow Mr. Sanders some security and respect.
Yes, I think that presidential candidates should receive Secret Service protection until after the convention because there are lot of evil people in this country that could harm them. In America it's very easy to get a gun, hence mentally disturbed people that are at odds with the messages of some candidates can actively seek them out and try to hurt them.
There is a great need to protect our political candidates while they are traveling and campaigning so the Secret Service is very important. In this unpredictable year of political changes, it is best to keep all candidate under protection. The convention is only a month or two away and so much can happen up till that decisive event.
Bernie Sanders, the candidate whose platform is completely against unnecessary spending, is actually making a smart monetary decision by paying for Secret Service protection. During such contentious political times as these, it is wise for candidates to take measures that protect them against the aggression of people who may disagree with them.