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To: jrawdog
If your point is that some people who oppose this war are well intentioned but befuddled about how the real world works, I don't disagree. But the vast majority of the leaders of their movement have no such delusions. They know that American pacifists are their most effective weapon against America. They are explicitly anti-american. During the cold-war, they wanted the Soviets to dominate the world. During the Vietnam War, they rooted for Hanoi. Today, they do everything they can to preserve Al Quaeda's ability to strike again.

So is dissent "touchy"? Nope. They can say anything they want. The government cannot put them in jail for it. Beyond that, they should have NO protection and no forum. The rest of us ought to shout them down and deprive them of their soap boxes and their positions of authority. Nothing in the first amendment requires the rest of us private citizens to help them spread their lies.

Dissent is "touchy" only for optional wars. Here, our national survival is at stake. Those who persist in pacifism, whether from befuddlement or ill-intentions, have shown their colors. Our national survival is VERY important to me and I, for one, am prepared to cut them no slack whatsoever.

15 posted on 03/24/2002 3:57:39 AM PST by ffrancone
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To: ffrancone
Totally agree! Maybe Jrawdog hasn't seen the “Great Unwashed”.

I have. They're either old hippies, brainwashed college students, their professors, communists, PA backers and the disfunctional.

I saw them 1st hand recently in NYC at a “peace” march. It had really nothing to do with peace.

It was a platform for anti-Americanism. Palestinian flags were displayed and many of the demonstators wore black berets.

True pacifists amoung them would have been a mere handfull.

18 posted on 03/24/2002 5:03:16 AM PST by johnny7
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