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    Betty Pinson, VClib

    Which part of my post do you find to be factually incorrect?

    Since facts matter, please be specific.

    Dammit Jim, I'm a lawyer, not a grammarian. So sue me.

    by Pi Li on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 04:47:13 PM PDT

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    •  The fact that Civil Rights Leader (3+ / 0-)
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      Schneewolfe, kobaltkween, Krypto

      Rep Lewis has 100 x more knowledge on this subject than you ever will , that was already '"specifically " apparent in my post and Lewis' long distinguished career

      from diary link

      Declaring “martial law” typically means military intervention in a civilian conflict, usually in violent or extreme circumstances, although the U.S. Supreme Court has conceded that the term has no exact definition. In the past, U.S. presidents of both parties have used the National Guard to resolve racial crises. Dwight Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard in 1957 to protect African American students’ right to attend public school in Little Rock and Lyndon Johnson did the same in Alabama in 1965 to protect Lewis and others marching from Selma to Montgomery to demand voting rights. As Lewis noted in the interview, President Kennedy also nationalized the guard in 1961 to protect Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama.

      Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers

      by Patango on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 05:00:12 PM PDT

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