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  •  Precedent? (1+ / 0-)
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    Yep. Sometimes you have to break some eggs. The Republicans have no problem with that. And the Democrats have no recourse and no ability to defend themselves from the thugs because their position is "we are better and nobler than they are." What a bunch of stinking ordure that thinking is. Thugs do not care about the rule of law, the gun laws, and courtesy and democracy. Thugs, only understand effective confrontation. So let us give them some.

    I used to be Snow White. And then I drifted. - Mae West

    by CherryTheTart on Thu Aug 06, 2009 at 04:44:23 PM PDT

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    •  We agree about effective confrontation (0+ / 0-)

      We disagree about the form it should take.

      Violence in any form, be it verbal or physical, is not effective.  An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind, as Gandhi observed.

      We are a nation of laws, and the minute we allow terrorists, either foreign or domestic, to change that we may as well shred the Constitution.

      After all we went through for the previous eight years, I cannot advocate throwing away everything we believe in for the sake of achieving a momentary lull, for that's all it would be.

      We have plenty of legal constitutional non-violent means at our disposal to deal with these people which we have not even come close to exhausting.

      There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who know binary and those who don't.

      by JBL55 on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 01:20:58 PM PDT

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