Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Domestic Terror?

If we apply the ELF standard (which seems to be that the intentional destruction of property (e.g., a car dealership) is an act of domestic terrorism if motivated by certain political ends), should recent right wing activity be classified as acts of domestic terrorism? Vandals threw bricks through the windows of the offices of various Democratic politicians (here) and someone tried to cut the gas lines to the home of Rep. Tom Perriello (here). These seem like pretty good candidates. I'm sure that representatives of the GOP and the Tea Party will condemn this after they get around to condemning those elements of the Tea Party that shouted racial slurs at elected officials and spat at them.

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