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To: AmericanExceptionalist

Business as usual Republican politicians are planning on obeying court orders like the Governor of Alabama did some years ago when Chief Justice Roy Moore displayed a Ten Commandments monument in the Supreme Court building.

The federal court ordered it removed and the governor said the ruling had to be complied with.

Some people talked about civil disobedience to oppose the removal of the monument but others agrued against it like columnist David Limbaugh.

Dave Limbaugh expressed his concern that disobedience of the court ruling non-violently would lead to violent disobedience of the court rulings which of course would be violent disobedience of the law.

Historical precedents exist for his argument, like the non-violent civil rights protests. Fifty years ago this weekend the tactics of Bull Connor in Birmingham produced pictures that caused great sympathy among whites outside the South and a nationwide anger among blacks. The black crowd watching the dogs and hoses assault the protestors in Birmingham was so angry they threw rocks at the police and firemen.

The stage was set for a rising tide of violent nationwide race riots that began within weeks and lasted until around 1970.

When Operation Rescue non-violently blocked abortion clinic entrances in the late 80’s and early 90’s it set the stage for some bombings and shootings at abortion clinics that followed.

I’m not giving a final opinion on disobedience of the law as in nullification of federal laws by states, but I am saying that politicians like Rick Perry make their tough speeches in order to win the next election. They have no deep convictions about principles.

Virtually all the GOP politicians out there are empty suits when it comes to actual leadership of a real rebellion of any kind.


45 posted on 05/05/2013 6:37:02 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: Nextrush
Some people talked about civil disobedience to oppose the removal of the monument but others agrued against it like columnist David Limbaugh.

Dave Limbaugh expressed his concern that disobedience of the court ruling non-violently would lead to violent disobedience of the court rulings which of course would be violent disobedience of the law.

Historical precedents exist for his argument, like the non-violent civil rights protests. Fifty years ago this weekend the tactics of Bull Connor in Birmingham produced pictures that caused great sympathy among whites outside the South and a nationwide anger among blacks. The black crowd watching the dogs and hoses assault the protestors in Birmingham was so angry they threw rocks at the police and firemen.

The stage was set for a rising tide of violent nationwide race riots that began within weeks and lasted until around 1970.

With the civil-rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, it is clear that moral authority did not rest with the segregationists.

On the other hand, moral authority nowadays does rest with those who would resist a tyrranical federal government.

46 posted on 05/05/2013 10:49:24 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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