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  •  Which is why we *must* reject the whole (1+ / 0-)
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    "violence is never an option" stupidity.

    That misguided philosophy is a blank check to those who would do violence against us, and we already know that they have done violence against us, and in countless ways.

    Violence must always be the final option, but it must be an option, and must be legitimately discussed and considered in the face of imminent attack with intent to do harm.

    Republicans have, for decades now, wished to attack and do physical harm.

    Discuss.

    •  And to those uncomfortable (2+ / 0-)
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      happymisanthropy, Gaia light

      with what I've just written,

      and acknowledgement of the truth of my words is why we have a standing army.

    •  There is a significant difference between (0+ / 0-)

      initiating violence, if only in response to con-compliance, and imposing restraint on perpetrators of violence.
      A lot of it depends on the sequence of events. That's a problem for the instinct-driven who respond to imaginary prompts out of an excess of fear.

      In Iraq, the U.S. initiated violence in 2003. Harkening back to what Saddam Hussein had done many years prior was a bogus attempt to justify the unjustifiable. Granted, Hussein was non-compliant in that he refused to let the U.S. in to set up permanent military bases to facilitate providing "stability" for the Eastern hemisphere. But, a sovereign people are entitled to be non-compliant when someone demands access to their lands.

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      by hannah on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:57:01 PM PST

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    •  if - and a big if (1+ / 0-)
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      Vyan

      We have to much more judicious and thoughful if and when we reply in kind:
      the republicon police state is trying to incite violence from us so as to be excused to be breaking our heads;
      we need to fight on our timing and our terms, not theirs. Also, we don't want to become like the thugs that we're fighting....

      “Vote for the party closest to you, but work for the movement you love.” ~ Thom Hartmann 6/12/13

      by ozsea1 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:49:10 PM PST

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