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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I was merely pointing out that your question is WAY too broad.
    Help us here, how would you narrow the question? Is violence in America today, acceptable? Question Mark. Asked another way: who if anyone, in your opinion, deserves to be attacked because of their politics?
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    under certain circumstances violence is certainly justified. if those marched into the death camps of the Third Reich had all fought back and if only one of 20 had killed a german soldier, we would have crushed Hitler's regime much faster
    So, we should blame the Jews for the Holocaust?
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    So, we should blame the Jews for the Holocaust?
    not at all

    but meekly going to slaughter is pathetic

    of course they complied with Hitler's gun laws and were disarmed

    it would have been great if all of them had done what those brave patriots did in the warsaw ghetto and tied up a division of nazis-nazis that were unable to stem Mother Russia's armored counterattack



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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Help us here, how would you narrow the question? Is violence in America today, acceptable? Question Mark. Asked another way: who if anyone, in your opinion, deserves to be attacked because of their politics?
    That's better. Then my answer would be no. Nevertheless, what people think is really irrelevant as political violence is inevitable, even in an advanced Western industrialized country.

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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Yea or Nay.
    Depends on the issue and whether or not peaceful solutions have been exhausted. For example if the government became tyrannical then it would be the duty of every American who calls himself a patriotic to respond with violence.
    "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"

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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Apart from your lousy history, for TurtleDude, I see, violence in American politics is an acceptable tactic.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    You have to deal with the fact, underline, the fact, that abortion is a legal medical procedure. Doctors who perform abortions are law-abiding citizens. Failure to acknowledge this is failure to deal with reality. Reality.
    I'm talking about the doctors who induce labor and kill the born baby like that one "doctor" who is being charged with multiple accounts of murder. He was inducing labor in late-term pregnancies and killing the born children after they were completely delivered. This is the fact, and under the law he is being tried and charged with murder.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Is violence an acceptable political tactic? No. But the anti-abortion movement in this country seems not to agree.
    Seeing how the law fails to protect the unborn then it is most certainly acceptable for citizens to take the law into their own hands. Death is the least thing a child murderer deserves.
    "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"

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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Depends on the issue and whether or not peaceful solutions have been exhausted. For example if the government became tyrannical then it would be the duty of every American who calls himself a patriotic to respond with violence.
    Violence against your fellow Americans? Okay. Would you ever seek to terrorize your neighbors? Publish lists of political enemies to be targeted? Is all this acceptable? Are there any limits to the tactics you would be willing to commit against your political opponents?
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I'm talking about the doctors who induce labor and kill the born baby like that one "doctor" who is being charged with multiple accounts of murder. He was inducing labor in late-term pregnancies and killing the born children after they were completely delivered. This is the fact, and under the law he is being tried and charged with murder.
    One doctor. What about all the other doctors who are providing abortion services; are you talking about them, too?
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