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To: ventanax5; Jim Robinson; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dalereed; Grampa Dave; tubebender; hedgetrimmer; ...
This is some of the most vexing, insipid puke I've ever seen in print in the English language in my 66 trips around the sun!!!

This is beyond human comprehension to attibute any possible redeeming social value to assassins and/or homocide bombers! The word assassin speaks for it'self in that it starts with two complete asses and reminds me of this coward loving writer!!!

26 posted on 12/30/2007 9:04:46 PM PST by SierraWasp (Too much religion mixed with politics just leads the participants into too much hate & discontent!!!)
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To: SierraWasp; MinuteGal
Before you leap to judgment, I suggest you click on the link and read the entire piece.

Dalrymple takes the time to explain exactly what he's saying. And he is correct.

Otherwise good men can be cowards.

And evil men can be courageous.

But neither would be an admirable man.

Dalrymple is a superb essayist...he always makes his readers think.

56 posted on 12/31/2007 8:42:56 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: SierraWasp
Well,...I agree...searching for something ..came up with this:

The Courageous Act of Civil Disobedience

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Ghandi pointed out three possible responses to oppression and injustice. One he described as the coward's way: "To accept the wrong or run away from it. The second option was to stand and fight by force of arms." Gandhi said, "This was better than acceptance or running away." But the third way, he said, "was best of all and required the most courage to stand and fight solely by non-violent means."

When a government violates its own laws - the rights guaranteed to the citizens by its Constitution, when a government violates international law, specifically violating international treaties and covenants it has signed and ratified and thereby agreed to uphold, the people themselves have the right, indeed the responsibility, to uphold the law themselves. The history of civil disobedience, as enshrined in the essays of Henry Thoreau and the leadership of Frederick Douglas, Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela, instruct that when a nation violates the rule of law and tramples upon the rights of man, it is incumbent upon the people themselves to not accept the wrong and not fight by force of arms but to fight solely by non-violent means.

61 posted on 12/31/2007 9:45:29 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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