Brown, Rehnquist and Contemporary Politics
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Mon Sep 12 07:32:44 PDT 2005
Here's a question for those who feel that abortion is tantamount to the
Holocaust, or slavery.
Why not support violence in pursuit of its abolition? For such a great
evil, nonviolence almost seems complicitous. The abolitionists certainly
did not eschew violence, and we fought a war against slaveholding states to
free the slaves. If you believe abortion is comparable, would it not be
moral to murder doctors and, perhaps, even Supreme Court justices to
forestall the deaths. Is Eric Rudolph a champion?
Rick Duncan's post suggests that the answer to this cannot be respect for
the law or constitutional processes, because he has lost all faith in
them. So what is the argument against violent civil disobedience?
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