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JonQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #40
45. Yes, they have that right
but when the government starts issuing statements to that effect then it becomes a little more concerning (democrats do control a majority of the government at the moment).

Just like if bush had started labeling all his enemies as terrorists, even legit political ones. He would be within his rights to do so. It would still be concerning. And I would still call him out on it. Would you?

Besides which, mobs are different than protesters. Mobs are made up of criminals and can be legally dispersed, by force if need be. Setting protesters up as such creates the justification for using police force to prevent non-violent protests. That is something that I (and every other decent person should) have a problem with.

Everyone should remember exactly what they say here. When the government switches hands again and people are protesting whoever is the republican in the Whitehouse that year, and the GOP comes out and condemns the protesters as mobs of extremists tied to lobbyist groups out to disrupt the democratic process, recall what you have said today as you're repeating "dissent is the highest form of patriotism".

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