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    Re: Is assasination ever called for

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    He used the electoral process to gain seats/power in the Reichstag, and eventually to set himself in a position to be appointed. His underlying tactics in gaining popularity to secure votes were often criminal, but using the electoral process in and of itself was legit.
    Adolf Hitler, who was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany four weeks before, on 30 January, urged President Paul von Hindenburg to pass an emergency decree to suspend civil liberties in order to counter the "ruthless confrontation of the Communist Party of Germany".[4] After passing the decree, the government instituted mass arrests of Communists, including all of the Communist parliamentary delegates. With their bitter rival Communists gone and their seats empty, the National Socialist German Workers Party went from being a plurality party to the majority; which enabled Hitler to consolidate his power with the Nazis eager to uncover Comintern complicity.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire

    That's not legit.

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    Re: Is assasination ever called for

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I'm conflicted on this one. On the one hand, I think it COULD be useful for law enforcement, however, it's a clear violation of the targets right to a fair trial.

    As for the world stage, in peace times, no. This implies the use of forced peace, which is no peace at all. Think about it. We're not at war, but some countries leader (Iran?) says some stuff we don't like, so we have him assassinated. No thanks. Because the same can be applies to us. Bush says some things others didn't like, so they have him assassinated.

    Now during war time, assassination is a brilliant tool. We call them snipers.
    Eh. As far as I'm concerned, it's pretty much always fair game if the ends justify the means.

    After all, just because we refrain from taking out certain targets doesn't mean that everyone else will. Some of those people might be our rivals, and actively working against us.

    I frankly wish that we'd be adopt a more "Israeli" approach, and be more active in taking out the key scientists involved in Iran or North Korea's nuclear programs. It'd solve a lot of problems.
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    Re: Is assasination ever called for

    "irst impeachment. Then conviction and removal from office. Then arrest him for treason, for waging war openly and brazenly against the American citizen, the nation and the Constitution. Once convicted seek the death penalty in the punishment phase."
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Hoooooookay. [backs away slowly and carefully]
    Are you objecting to the legal proceedings or do you simply prefer authoritarian statism no matter the cost to the nation?

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    Re: Is assasination ever called for

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    "irst impeachment. Then conviction and removal from office. Then arrest him for treason, for waging war openly and brazenly against the American citizen, the nation and the Constitution. Once convicted seek the death penalty in the punishment phase."

    Are you objecting to the legal proceedings or do you simply prefer authoritarian statism no matter the cost to the nation?
    "Other."

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    Re: Is assasination ever called for

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    "Other."
    Thanks for playing. No prize though...

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    Re: Is assasination ever called for

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Thanks for playing. No prize though...
    Really? You sure you don't have any Ralphs coupons or anything lying around? I never win anything.

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    Re: Is assasination ever called for

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Really? You sure you don't have any Ralphs coupons or anything lying around? I never win anything.
    I understand completely why you never do.

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    Re: Is assasination ever called for

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I understand completely why you never do.
    Well, do you believe it has to be one or the other? How quaint.

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    Re: Is assasination ever called for

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, do you believe it has to be one or the other? How quaint.
    Having offered evidence that you are trolling we are done. Take the last word if you like.

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    Re: Is assasination ever called for

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    Exactly my point, a tyrant worth assassinating can rise to power through a democracy
    Nobody is arguing against that. You seemed to be arguing that because Hitler was elected, he wasn't a candidate for assassination because he represented a 'democracy'. I've heard Nazi Germany described as many things, but a democracy isn't one of them.
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