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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-05 11:53 AM
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More proof as to why behavior is vitally important during protests
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I have been getting slammed because I have complaints about the way our liberal protests become too unfocused and how a few of us vandalize, burn U.S. flags, tease police, etc. The point to protesting is to change minds and make people think, and we aren't going to succeed if we continue down the low road. I know many of you have had wonderful experiences lately with their protests and I congratulate you.

DISCLAIMER: I HAVE BEEN TO PROTESTS MYSELF, SO DON'T POST SAYING I JUST SIT AT HOME ALL DAY.

I just want to provide an instance where a protest can backfire. Luckily, this time, it backfired on the religious right. I just want to let this news snippet just be another bit of proof as to why it is important for us to stay on the high road.



Florida Democratic State Sen. Larcenia Bullard, seen here in debate over the Schiavo bill, considered backing it but voted "no," slamming the tactics of demonstrators who yelled insults at lawmakers. (Photo: AP)


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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/23/politics/main...
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