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JonQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 12:12 PM
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12. Hmm, identifiying non-violent protestors
as "angry mobs" and extremists.

Nope, not ok with that.

Imagine it's 2007, and the GOP tries to identify all who protest against bush as angry mobs, and rabid leftwing extremists, and attempted to to blame the democrats for encouraging such acts of domestic terrorism.

Protestors, even obnoxious ones, have their rights too. That goes both ways, once you start liming the freedom of speech of your opponents you have limited your own when the government swings back the other direction.
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