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Reader comment on item: "Republican Mob" Was Once an Oxymoron, Now It's a Reality

Submitted by David Ryan (United States), Jan 15, 2021 at 11:07

And it's the only thing that works. A determined opposition has no reason whatever to yield except to violence. Just look at the American Revolution, the Civil War, British Palestine or anywhere else. If anything was ever settled without violence, it was trivial in the first place.

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Mob violence in a mature democracy does not work. It will lead to major problems, discrediting not just Trump but the Republican party and conservatism more generally.

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