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  •  Sorry, but I disagree (2+ / 0-)
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    IL clb, mbrody503

    very strongly. This is a terrible idea not only because it lets these thugs win, but because many older people don't use computers very well, some people don't have access, and these people would be excluded.

    The very best way to deal with these people is the traditional way: police. Have a few cops standing around the hall, let the audience know that those who speak out of turn or cause a disruption will be removed and not allowed to return.

    Backing down when confronted by a bully is a terrible mistake, one that Democrats seem all too willing to make. I believe you should reconsider. Hold an online meeting too by all means, but do not let fascist mobs--and make no mistake, that is exactly what they are--control the political process by shutting down traditional townhall meetings.

    They only have power if we give it to them.

    "All that serves labor serves the nation. All that harms labor is treason. -Abraham Lincoln

    by happy camper on Thu Aug 06, 2009 at 07:13:11 AM PDT

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