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The day that I have to turn on US Citizens/residents is the day I go AWOL and turn against my brothers in the Army.
I am in the Army to uphold the US Constitution not to shred it.
Originally posted by merkaba93
Watching the toobz of the protests was surreal. I felt like I was watching a low budget sci-fi flick when the LRAD with the robotic voice would pull up. The Republic is definitely in its death throes if not already dead.
This has glaringly exposed the heavy hand of the man behind the curtain and what the reality of life in the US is at this point.
If it is not clear that fed.gov (which continues regardless of current/future administrations) will go to any extreme necessary to crush opposition it won't be until the boot is on your neck. Most of America has sleepwalked into a country with a militarized police force that is better armed than the citizenry. A clear violation of the 2a.
Seat belts are recommended from this point forward.
You know I think I'm going to get a copy of the Constitution make copies and give them to everyone..People obviously need a reminder! I know people I talk to have no idea their rights are being violated and just think I am paranoid. Maybe a complete idiots guide would work....
.....When they believe justice requires it, jurors can refuse to apply the law. Jurors have the power to consider whether the law itself is wrong (including whether it is "unconstitutional"), or is being applied for political reasons. Is the defendant being singled out as "an example" in order to demonstrate government muscle? Were the defendant's constitutional rights violated during the arrest? Much of today's "crime wave" consists of victimless crimes--crimes against the state, or "political crimes", so if you feel that a verdict of guilty would give the government too much power, or help keep a bad law alive, just remember that you can refuse to apply any law that violates your conscience.
Originally posted by stevegmu
reply to post by donutsonarope
Protecting public and private property isn't in the best interests of the citizens of Pittsburg?
Originally posted by romanmel
Originally posted by grey580
Listen. I totally understand what you are saying. And I would normally agree with you in most situations.
However this summit is known to attract "Anarchists" that go, not to protest, to be as disruptive as possible. And they will use any means necessary to disrupt the meetings.
I can't condone the activity of these protesters. They are crossing the line when they start destroying property.
And it's the job of the police to keep them from doing that.
As an aside. If some hooligans were outside trying to burn down your garage and break your windows. You'd be well within your rights to shoot them to protect your property.
I don't see much of a difference here. These aren't peaceful protests.
Did you ever see cops dress up like protestors and instigate law breaking to give other cops a reason to attack real peaceful protestors, to gain support of the people in their reckless assualt on liberty?
[edit on 26-9-2009 by romanmel]