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Right-Wing Militia Leader Advocates Brick Vandalism

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  1. therepublic

    therepublic

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    In addition to taking responsibility and advocating vandalism, Mike Vanderboegh plans to hold a rally in Virginia on April 19th, the same day that Timothy McVeigh carried out his attack. Certainly nothing wrong with holding an open carry rally, but choosing April 19th while advocating vandalism has the American public wondering what their motivation really is...


    http://restoretheconstitution.wordpress.com/about/

    Authorities in Wichita and some other cities across the country are investigating vandalism against Democratic offices, apparently in response to health care reform.

    And on Monday, a former Alabama militia leader took credit for instigating the actions. Mike Vanderboegh of Pinson, Ala., former leader of the Alabama Constitutional Militia, put out a call on Friday for modern “Sons of Liberty” to break the windows of Democratic Party offices nationwide in opposition to health care reform. Since then, vandals have struck several offices, including the Sedgwick County Democratic Party headquarters in Wichita.

    “There’s glass everywhere,” said Lyndsay Stauble, executive director of the Sedgwick County Democratic Party. “A brick took out the whole floor-to-ceiling window and put a gouge in my desk.”
    Stauble said the brick, hurled through the window between Friday night and Saturday morning, had “some anti-Obama rhetoric” written on it.

    Vandals also smashed the front door and a window at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ office in Tucson early Monday, hours after the Arizona Democrat voted for the health care reform package.

    Over the weekend, a brick shattered glass doors at the Monroe County Democratic Committee headquarters in Rochester, N.Y.
    Attached to the brick was a note that said, “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice” — a quote from Barry Goldwater’s 1964 acceptance speech as the Republican presidential candidate.

    And on Friday, a brick broke a window at Rep. Louise Slaughter’s district office in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Slaughter, a Democrat, was a vocal supporter of the health care reform bill passed by the House on Sunday.
    Tyler Longpine, spokesman for the Kansas Democratic Party, called the incidents troubling.

    “It’s kind of an alarming context,” he said. “We haven’t had any trouble here, but we’re fortunate enough to be on the seventh floor of an office building in Topeka.”

    However, he added, “Most of our county offices are storefronts, which are a little bit more vulnerable to that kind of intimidation.”
    Vanderboegh posted the call for action Friday on his blog, “Sipsey Street Irregulars.” Referring to the health care reform bill as “Nancy Pelosi’s Intolerable Act,” he told followers to send a message to Democrats.

    “We can break their windows,” he said. “Break them NOW. And if we do a proper job, if we break the windows of hundreds, thousands, of Democrat party headquarters across this country, we might just wake up enough of them to make defending ourselves at the muzzle of a rifle unnecessary.”
    Vanderboegh told The Kansas City Star that the action was meant to “get everyone’s attention.”

    “What I was trying to get across was that people do not understand how on the edge of civil conflict this country is,” he said.
    Those who monitor right-wing extremist groups said they weren’t surprised to hear of the vandalism.
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    Passage of health care reform will elicit a variety of responses from its opponents,” said Leonard Zeskind, author of the 2009 book “Blood and Politics.”

    “We can expect militia types like Vanderboegh to become even more far-fetched and violent.”

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  2. therepublic

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    Move along, nothing to see here...
     

  3. Stonewall308

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    He's a fictional character. Where do you think he is?
     
  5. Stonewall308

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    :upeyes:

    The phrase is a slogan that symbolizes and asserts a lot more than its literal meaning.

    Try thinking a little more deeply than an Obamazombie. Consider it exercise for your brain.
     
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    Gee, our own version of krystallnacht...how enlightened. :upeyes:

    It's not OK for an anarchist protester to toss a trash can through a Starbucks window, and neither is this.
     
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    I agree, it is not OK. It is also not OK for the President to lie through his teeth in a month-long series of speeches attempting to cast this legislation as a strike back at abusive insurance companies when in fact every insurance company in America is thrilled at the passage of this legislation, lieing about how it is budget neutral, lieing about how it will lower premiums, etc. etc.

    Both are not OK. One seems very insignificant, to the point of being completely unnoteworthy, in view of the other.
     
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    Can't disagree with that.
     
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    I think we can all agree that aggressing against another person or their property is immoral.

    I have no use for violent thugs on either side of the issue.
     
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    I'd rather not be associated with some anarchist kook, thank you.

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  11. TBO

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    Two wrongs don't make a right.
     
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    :agree:
     
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    :goodpost: I agree with you 100% there. These nuts really do more to hurt their cause than to help it.
     
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    Guys like that do a bang-up job of giving the Lefties all the fodder they need to dismiss all of us as loonies.
     
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    Meanwhile, who is burning down the Reichstag, and why?

    False flag setup.
     
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    Even if that were the case, I think we would be better served denouncing violence rather than making unprovable claims of conspiracy.

    Simply denounce violence (be it from the Militia or from the Gub-mint) and all your bases are covered.
     
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    You guys are aware that April 19 is associated with other revolutionaries besides McVeigh, right? :upeyes:
     
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    ....and the swastika is a good luck symbol. People have short memories and will associate things to what ever fits their cause the best.
     
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    Im sure making the government spend more tax payer money to repair windows is going to help our country.
     
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    I wouldn't have a problem with people breaking windows if it actually accomplished something beneficial. All this does is give the liberal nuts something to cry about. They do control the media, and will attempt to paint all of us as wackos.