- Dec 27, 2004
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- The Republic of Texas
I disagree. When political protesters are using violence, and violating the law in a scale larger than domestic law enforcement can handle, it needs to be stopped PERIOD.I don't think the military or para-military should be anywhere near political protesters. This isn't China. And I agree with Di, the police are trained to do things a certain way. It should have been their purview.
If you think you are fighting tyrrany, you fight with all your soul. If you were a minuteman during the revolutionary war, you wouldn't say throwing things at the redcoats was stupid or misguided. And ultimately, they were right.
The Constitution does NOT allow violent punks to protest violence using the very tool they are protesting. It allows for PEACEEFUL assembly, and redress of grievances.
Ulitmately, they were WRONG. The damage done to this Nation by Vietnam antiwar protesters has been immeasurable. We have been a divided nation since then, with no national will, and absolutely no concept of percervering to victory.
Anyone who thinks when the going gets tough it's okay to quit is nothing but a loser, IMO.