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Thread: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

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    If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    The right end of the political spectrum has gotten worked up lately, more worked up and agitated than I can remember people getting in a long time. My fear is this: imagine that Obama gets health care reform through congress. We have people at town hall meetings, one of our oldest democratic traditions, shouting out congressmen. We have people bringing guns to political events (that aren't even gun related), and going on about the blood of tyrants. When I see how much hatred and anger is on the far right at this moment, it makes me scared that if they don't get their way they might turn violent. We're talking about violence on a scale larger than a few nuts here and there. Does anyone else see the same thing happening?
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Nah, I got no worries. People feel strongly about the issue, but only the very furthest fringe element would even consider violence, and they are a worry any time.

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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    The issue has aroused passion and strong debate, but I can't see any widespread violence. In fact, its pretty silly to even suggest that it's possible. The right wing is no more volitile than the left.

    Maybe some fringe group somewhere might try something, but both sides have whacko fringe groups and they are not at all represenative of their respective causes.
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    The issue has aroused passion and strong debate, but I can't see any widespread violence. In fact, its pretty silly to even suggest that it's possible. The right wing is no more volitile than the left.

    Maybe some fringe group somewhere might try something, but both sides have whacko fringe groups and they are not at all represenative of their respective causes.
    I dunno. This seems different somehow. I can't put my finger on it, but people on the right seem more riled up, more angry, more itching for a fight. I mean, when in the recent past did you have people shouting out town hall meetings or bringing guns to presidential rallies? It seems to me that the right is trying to intimidate people that disagree. And if intimidating doesn't work, what's next?
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Dude you need to integrate with people more, than to worry about statements like that.
    My thought about violence in the streets will be if we start having terrorist attacks around the country,like malls,schools,hospitals,refinery's,power plants, fresh water plants.
    Or if our economy takes a severe dump and people can't feed their family's.

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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    I don't think they will get violent. Like Medicare and other legislation in the past, a good number of people objected but no one tried to over throw the government or riot.

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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    I don't think they will get violent. Like Medicare and other legislation in the past, a good number of people objected but no one tried to over throw the government or riot.
    But you didn't have people acting like they are now.
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    It won't be violent. People have no stomach for revolt.
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Any violence will be blown out of proportion. Hobo, I think the media has you thinking it's bigger than it really is.
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It won't be violent. People have no stomach for revolt.
    Then what point are people trying to prove by bringing guns to rallies?
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