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  •  How is that any different (2+ / 0-)
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    than criticisms by the Right against the Left?

    Saying, "Republicans shoot" is hatemongering and using tales of terror to instill fear, which justifies curbs on civil rights. The overwhelming majority of Republicans engage in the same type of lawful dissent that we do. Which, incidentally, is all Beck and Norris have called for in the "We Surround You" event. Lawful assembly called for with lawful speech.

    One day posterity will remember, this strange era, these strange times, when ordinary common honesty was called courage. -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

    by RandomActsOfReason on Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 12:25:36 PM PDT

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    •  As much as we despised Bush's policies (0+ / 0-)

      no one was using such incendiary rhetoric against him. Or do you have examples? As patriots we tried to change things through the system. Obama's life has been in jeopardy ever since he started running.

      Only power used to empower is everlasting. Prof. Scott Bartchy www.nurseconscience.blogspot.com

      by ludlow on Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 02:10:18 PM PDT

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      •  Please provide examples (1+ / 0-)
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        of Norris or Beck, in this whole "We Surround You" stunt, calling for specific violent acts against the President or expressing any form of illegal speech.

        Otherwise, you are being disingenuous.

        incendiary rhetoric is condemnable, but not illegal.

        And certainly not "seditious" or "treasonous" nor warranting invocation of the Smith Act, explicit calls to imprison Beck and Norris, or calls for liberals to arm themselves.

        Comments to that effect have received triple-digit recommends in these diaries in the past 72 hours.

        Do you have an actual quote of an illegal threat to the president?

        If you did, I doubt you'd be spending your time debating on Daily Kos, you'd be calling the FBI.

        Hateful speech is not prohibited speech.

        One day posterity will remember, this strange era, these strange times, when ordinary common honesty was called courage. -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

        by RandomActsOfReason on Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 02:31:56 PM PDT

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      •  All politicians lives are sometimes "in danger" (0+ / 0-)

        This is why we have the Secret Service who I am sure are paying lots of attention to hate mongering.

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