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Papa Boule Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 11:07 AM
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Edited on Sun Feb-01-09 11:07 AM by Papa Boule
"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself." -- Thomas Paine

We must lead by example. Duplicating the right's efforts to repress debate is not where we need to go.

We don't need to do this any more than we need to turn the tables and use the domestic spying precedent to listen in on them.

By showing respect for their right to express their opinion -- no matter how heinous (short of yelling "fire" in a crowded theater) -- we reprove their ugly efforts to intimidate and deprive others of that right.

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