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tomhayes Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 12:43 PM
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26. Bullshit
Edited on Wed Aug-05-09 12:44 PM by tomhayes
>Dissent was the highest form of patriotism for some between the years of 2001 and 2008. After that it became treason.

Protesting is okay. Standing outside and chanting their jingoistic and dishonest slogan is okay. Having a picture of a tombstone and the name of a congressman on it is less okay. Burning effigies is less okay.

But chanting and stopping other people from talking *in a public townhall* is not a protest - it's a deliberate anti-democrat tactic to stop all debate - and it's NOT okay.

Stopping debate does NOT equal democratic protests. It's the furthest thing from it.

They can dissent - but using tactics that *only* aim at rattling speakers and stopping other citizens from having discourse is Un-American.

If they want to participate in a debate (even a spirited or contentious debate) fine - but having a group of 20 people yell the Pledge of Allegiance as loud as they can is *NOT OKAY.*

The tactics are the differnce here. (Code Pink has the decency to get arrrested each time at least.)

If you can't spot the difference there's something inherently wrong in your heart (or brain.)
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