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Recipe for domestic terrorism

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by timbernet, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    So during lunch I was reading the Oregonian and in the "Letters to the Editor" section they had a cartoon that said: "Recipe for domestic terrorism"

    I looked online and found it here:
    http://www.theweek.com/cartoons/index/97600/Recipe_for_domestic_terrorism

    Now, I am sure the artist is mentioning the shooter at the Holocaust Museum... but notice how plainly they labeled the rifle as "gun". As if the people looking at the comic couldn't figure that out on their own....


    Two ingredients for domestic terrorism, hate and guns? Not hate and C4? Not hate and airplanes? Only hate and guns? Hmm... I guess our knives are safe ;)

    I hate socialism, facism, etc and I have guns (or I did before that tragic boating accident). Am I now a domestic terrorist? Oh wait, DHS released that document about right-wing domestic terrorists... so yeah - I must be.
     
  2. pdx1

    pdx1 Portland Area Active Member

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    And they didn't scetch the 100 year old gun he used to perpetrate
    the crime, they use a scetch of a big scary assault rifle
     
  3. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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  4. PeakResources

    PeakResources Portland (past) Colorado (now) Member

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    It's about power and control. As our government grows more socialistic / paternalistic, it will take more & more of our rights away. One big seller is always fear, and there are plenty of "do-gooders" that will run with that fear with the idea of making the world a better place. Unfortunately, that works in a democracy. By simple majority vote, rights can be taken away. Even the simplest of items such as a small tax or bond is taking away the rights of taxpayers. The founding fathers knew about the dangers of democracy, and of government taking rights away and subjecting the citizens to its rule. That's why the Constitution was put into place. Unfortunately, the Constitution is in tatters after a hundred years of power grabbing by the powerful.

    This is just another tool to take away rights our forefathers tried to protect. Our government wants no internal or external threats, even (especially?) from our Veterans. Label them as a terrorist, and the general populace won't object to the restriction of the rights of these "terrorists" up to and including incarceration.
     
  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Assault is a verb. Its like calling a folding knife a "mugging knife". There is nothing else you can do with a knife other than mug people, right?
     
  6. xstayfrostyx

    xstayfrostyx PDX Member

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    “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”

    - Thomas Jefferson
     
  7. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Or in our present case... fifty-three percent and forty-seven percent... :angry:
     
  8. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    Which reasons, stated above, prompted the Founding Fathers to carefully craft a government that is NOT a democracy, but a democratic Republic.. rather a horse of another colour. The people elect representatives, who fill offices in three different sections of government, each with its restricted sphere of action, and each pair maintaining control over the other one.

    But, a hundred fifty years of power grabbing and corruption and disregard for the intent and stated structure of this system, and we've now got a NON-representative government, put in power by a voting public which has gone to sleep and now allows, even demands, special interests determine not only who stands for office, but what those elected officials DO once they've got their overpaid seats in the government. We've got judges legislating, chief executive grandstanding and playing to the crowds as popular idol, and a congress making laws based on their sentiments and the demands of special interest groups who support, er, I mean, finance their election. Neither a democracy nor a democratic republic. Functionally, far closer to fascism than either of the above.