View Poll Results: When is violent protest justified?

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    24 40.68%
  • Under certain conditions (please explain)

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Thread: When is violent protest justified?

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    Re: When is violent protest justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Note : While I understand that everyone will respond to this thread through the lens of their experiences, I ask that everyone do their best to put aside any emotions, prejudices or non-intellectual motives that may color how they present their ideas when responding to the thread question and to other posters.

    In light of the violent protests in Ferguson as well as the calls for peaceful protests by some Americans, I believe that the question of when violent protest is justified has become a very important one to consider, if not fully answer. Given this importance, I pose the question to the members of DP : When is violent protest justified?

    Before you answer the question, I think it's fair for me to do that myself, though I should note that my position on this topic is still developing. In short, I believe that violent protest is justified when two conditions are met : 1. When the human or civil rights of the protesters have been threatened. 2. When all or most nonviolent means of protest have failed to secure the human or civil rights that have been threatened.
    That seems to be a very subjective standard, further a very low threshold for violence.
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    Re: When is violent protest justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    That seems to be a very subjective standard, further a very low threshold for violence.
    Funny, I consider my standard fairly objective and a high threshold. Objective because it is a single standard based in rights that apply to all human beings and a high threshold because it is only permits violence when all nonviolent means have been exhausted.

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    Re: When is violent protest justified?

    When is violent protest justified?

    I'm basing my opinion on the Declaration of Independence that a violent protest can be justified under certain conditions.

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