Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Will you change? Will you leave?
And that's in a public bar.
But what if it was a private home and they heard that you're having a party and serving Coors and they burst in to make you serve Heineken.
That's an even more precise analogy.
Nope. Sorry. There's no place for Constitutional compromise on this. The slope is too slippery and we're already half way down.
The more we, all of us, unabashedly exercise our rights the less anyone will be inclined to think they can forcibly persuade us not to.
noun | \l i v b a t\ : preposterous nonsense, often demagogic, a major political figure (esp. Liberal) or media personality would say hoping to have it picked up and repeated by Low Information Voters in order to become conventional wisdom.
2000 October 13: Firebombing of Temple Beth El
2000 New York terror attack Three young men of Arab descent hurled crude Molotov cocktails at a synagogue in The Bronx, New York
2001 September 11: the September 11, 2001 attacks were carried out by Muslim extremists.
2002 July 4: 2002 Los Angeles Airport shooting Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, a 41-year-old Egyptian national, killed two Israelis and wounds four others at the El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport.
October 2002 Beltway sniper attacks: During three weeks in October 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo killed 10 people and critically injured 3 others in Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Virginia.
2006 March 5: Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar injured 6 when he drove an SUV into a group of pedestrians at UNC-Chapel Hill to "avenge the deaths or murders of Muslims around the world".
2006 July 28: Seattle Jewish Federation shooting, Naveed Afzal Haq, an American citizen of Pakistani descent, killed one woman and shoots five others at the Jewish Federation building in Seattle.
2009 June 1: Arkansas recruiting office shooting: Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad shot and killed one military recruiter and seriously wounded another at a Little Rock
2009 November 5: 2009 Fort Hood shooting: Nidal Malik Hasan, a US Army Major serving as a Psychiatrist
2013 April 15: Boston Marathon bombings
2014 October 23: 2014 New York City hatchet attack
2014 December 20: Ismaaiyl Brinsley assassinated New York City police officers
2015 May 3: Curtis Culwell Center attack
And now the thwarted attempts:
2001 December: Attemped bombing of Flight 63 with shoe bomb
2002 May: Thwarted attempt to build and detonate a dirty bomb
2003 March: Attempted attack on the Brooklyn Bridge
2003 June: Eleven members of the "Norther Virginia Jihad Network" sentenced to 30 years
2004 August: Attack of 34th Street Subway station in New York
2004 August: Jihadis arrested in attempt to assassinate Pakistani diplomat
... ah hell, I am tired of writing them all down. There have been 13 successful Islamic terrorist attacks and 20+ failed attacks since the year 2000
Your attempt to balance the sheet by NOT counting explosive or conventional weapon attacks is noted and ignored because it is pointless.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
They're dead? Good.
The right to offend must be protected.
These folks are the bane of the Islamic community, always ruining it for everyone else.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
And I did provide an accurate accounting, even though I did not record every single terrorist attack. The point isn't that Islamic terrorism isn't a threat, the point is that hyperventilating about the threat because of the attacks in Texas is ridiculous. There's more of a threat from right wing terrorist organizations (and left wing environmental terrorists as well).
...and a few other posts on the preceeding pages from that one.