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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Depends, it's not a yes or no answer. Would it be acceptable if someone you didn't like got elected? No, but would it be acceptable if a president choose not to step down, shut down the reelection process, and made themselves king/queen? Yeah, I would pick up a gun if that were the case.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    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?
    You're referring to unions here, aren't you?
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Depends, it's not a yes or no answer. Would it be acceptable if someone you didn't like got elected? No, but would it be acceptable if a president choose not to step down, shut down the reelection process, and made themselves king/queen? Yeah, I would pick up a gun if that were the case.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You're referring to unions here, aren't you?
    I dunno X, sounds like the Mafia.

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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You're referring to unions here, aren't you?
    Actually I was thinking of fairly mainstream anti-abortion groups who are publishing so called “Wanted” posters to intimidate, threaten and otherwise terrorize abortion providers in this country. But, feel free to offer your own instances.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I dunno X, sounds like the Mafia.
    Eh, a distinction without much of a difference, I think.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    One doctor. What about all the other doctors who are providing abortion services; are you talking about them, too?
    There could be more, the just haven't been caught yet. We know there have been violations of the law where babies survived abortions and were born alive. Legally they must receive medical attention, but many places isolate them in a room and wait for them to die. You want to paint the pro-life movement as being violent because of one man who murdered an abortion performer. I could equally say that the pro-choice movement is violent. Not only violent, but morally depraved. The "doctor" is being charged with murdering 7 babies. He delivered them alive, and while living severed their spinal cords with scissors. This is mentally depraved and horrific. However, you can't label the pro-choice crowd as violent based on the murders of this one man. Likewise, you can't call the pro-life movement violent because of one man who murdered an abortion performer. I don't approve of it, and I condemn it and feel that the man who killed Mr. Tiller was wrong and deserves his sentence.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Actually I was thinking of fairly mainstream anti-abortion groups who are publishing so called “Wanted” posters to intimidate, threaten and otherwise terrorize abortion providers in this country. But, feel free to offer your own instances.
    Okay.

    Many union officials have ordered or approved of violent, coercive, and harassing conduct aimed at making an example of employees who don't toe the union line. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research has compiled a list of incidents of union violence that average nearly 300 per year for the last 30 years. The following cases are just a few examples.
    Union Violence, Harassment, and Intimidation of Workers
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    lol, I don't agree with my boy X on a lot of things, but someone got nailed here.

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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    … I don't approve of it, and I condemn it …
    So violence is not acceptable to you even for what you consider a good cause. We're in agreement.

    When I see anti-abortion groups publishing their faux “Wanted” posters I consider it a violent act, an incitement to violence. It is well and good to speak out against things you think are wrong, as I do against capital punishment, but, to attempt to intimidate, threaten or terrorize your political opponents is wrong and is an attack on the foundations of our political system.
    Last edited by Chappy; 02-15-11 at 12:45 AM.
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