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  •  Yes....but there's the First Amendment... (4+ / 0-)

    I think that would have been a very tricky maneuver. Possibly too politically risky. But I do agree that a good stomping might have staved off some of the crap we're seeing today.

    "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

    by BadKitties on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 10:08:36 AM PDT

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    •  As far as I know, (1+ / 0-)
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      there is no ironclad constitutional right to creating public disturbances, threatening federal officials ( including threats of violence, assassination, and actual attacks on federal offices ), or spitting on people whether they are members of Congress or not.

      The Terrorist Economic Agenda crowd basically got away with all of that, and more.  If they were "leftists" and pulled illegal or borderline illegal stunts like these, they would have been crushed like bugs.

      'Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive' - VP Joe Biden

      by RobertInWisconsin on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 01:04:05 PM PDT

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      •  Excellent point. I concur. (1+ / 0-)
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        So, what are we doing about it now? We saw how they carried on when they thought the IRS targeted them. Smh.

        "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

        by BadKitties on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 01:49:48 PM PDT

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