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Domestic Terrorism

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The mainstream media is mislabeling certain actions being perpetrated by members of the extreme right since the passage of the health-care bill.

Currently on the politics front pages of MSNBC & CNN stories about 'vandalism' of Democratic members of congress since the vote this Sunday evening appear (nothing of Fox news, although I did do a search on their site and found a small paragraph by Greta Van Sustern that acts as if there is actually a question about whether the vote and the acts are related).

This mislabel is this; these are acts of domestic terrorism...plain and simple.

Terrorism is defined as:

  1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
  2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
  3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

(from dictionary.com)

Tell me how smashing windows, throwing bricks with anti-obama rhetoric, and even leaving VM's threatening to kill the children of representatives who voted yes is not terrorism?

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/Health-Care-Reform-Leads-to-Threats/TAZWZcNqz0aapIAGYDut-A.cspx

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/03/22/1830379/democratic-offices-vandalized.html

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