There are not always equal sides to every issue. The very nature of Conservatives and Liberals is a perfect example. The extreme versions are of violent, militant absolutism vs. wishy-washy peaceniks.
Which is why I find it amusing when Conservatives try to proclaim Liberals to be just as violent whenever defending against some act of right-wing violence. Somehow, I don’t view dousing yourself in patchouli oil and breaking into labs at night to free animals quite as violent as attempting to assassinate people.
My friend Mark posted this link on Facebook regarding the attempted assassination of Representative Kathy Giffords. A short thread of responses follow. I’m also going to include my two fairly short Facebook rants about the same subject in this blogpost because I don’t feel it necessary to spread this topic out any further.
The names have been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty – and all the shady characters in between.