"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I would never condone that treatment to be used on any American citizen.
Think Waco and MC.
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No I would not support the government arresting people associated with hate groups. Hate is not a crime. If these hate groups break the law and it's hate related then they may be charged with the crime plus a hate crime for added severity. I want the Constitution and the Law upheld - rounding up people who are declared a "hate group" by the government --- who says the government can't declare anyone a hate group or redefine what a hate groups is. No that's a slippery slope of totalitarianism. I don't have to like what people think, say or feel.... that doesn't automatically mean I want the government jack boot to squash them because I don't like what they say.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Hate speech is free speech. I support "buffer zones" for funerals and the like, because I believe in the principle of "fighting words", but unless they are actively inciting crime, they must be allowed to speak their views.
No, I wouldn't trust the government to know a hate group from a breakfast club.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
I'm not opposed to monitoring groups with a history of violence and vigorously prosecuting them for any and all crimes they may commit, but that's the limit. We've already seen in the so called war on terror how far the government will stretch the authority given to it to find a nebulous ill-defined enemy. Absolutely, no need to repeat that mistake so that it can be widely practiced on American soil against American citizens.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.
Everyone in the USA has the 1st Amendment right to hate anyone that they choose.
Organized conspiracies which are planning criminal attacks on people that they hate are another story. Our government has all of the authority that it needs to act against groups like that. No new laws are needed.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey