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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Violence against your fellow Americans? Okay.
    Only if they stood in the way of removing the tyrannical government.

    Would you ever seek to terrorize your neighbors?
    Only if they stood with the tyrannical government.


    Publish lists of political enemies to be targeted?
    Only if those attacks can be carried out in a timely manner. Because publishing a list would mean extra security for those who are on that list which means it makes it that much harder to take them out.

    Is all this acceptable? Are there any limits to the tactics you would be willing to commit against your political opponents?
    Other than killing them if they tried to use lethal force against me?
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Yes...but with the caveat that all other options must be exhausted.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    lol, I don't agree with my boy X on a lot of things, but someone got nailed here.
    LOL, thanks, SB. It'll be interesting to see if that someone is equally as indignant over these activities.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    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.
    Uhh, I find that to be a pretty big stretch. This ain't the Wild West.

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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    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.
    Having "wanted" posters isn't violent. Again, you can't label whole groups of individuals based on the actions of a very minute few.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    lol, I don't agree with my boy X on a lot of things, but someone got nailed here.
    Help us to understand what you mean. Do you think unions are very violent politically? Do they promote violence in American politics frequently?

    I found the Tea Party's language to filled with threats of inappropriate political violence.

    I find what appear to be mainstream anti-abortionist groups to be promoting violence against their political opponents.

    Is any of this acceptable?
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    It is if there's no other recourse, and the other side uses violence too.
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Help us to understand what you mean. Do you think unions are very violent politically? Do they promote violence in American politics frequently?

    I found the Tea Party's language to filled with threats of inappropriate political violence.

    I find what appear to be mainstream anti-abortionist groups to be promoting violence against their political opponents.

    Is any of this acceptable?
    Do you see the difference between language and actions?
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    Re: Is violence an acceptable political tactic?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Uhh, I find that to be a pretty big stretch. This ain't the Wild West.
    Kansas isn't the Wild West by a long shot.
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