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Since i keep getting asked all the time, here is the purpose of my signature:

It is to make a person think.

To think about how relative labels are such as 'patriot' and 'dissident', or even 'terrorist'. It all depends on which side of the line you are on, and who won the battle.

Much as George Washington was considered a dissident terrorist to the British, we won so he's a hero to us. Booth, on the other hand was on the losing side so he's considered a assassin. Was willing to die for what he felt was an enemy of his country, and his act would have been considered heroic, if the south had won.

Im not saying i do or don't support what he did, but his actions do serve as a good vehicle for what i was trying to point out.

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  • David would say otherwise [biblegateway.com]. Especially see v11.

    Disagreeing with politics does not equate to justification for murder. Agreement with a current administration is not justification for murdering the President.

    Washington didn't commission to have the King of England killed. There is a big difference between rebellion/revolution and assassination.

  • I agree with you.
    I think of him as a hero since I think that Lincoln was a tyrant.
    In fact I think of him as the worst president, even worse than Bush and Obama
    And no, I am from the north.

    I am not against assassination in itself.
    But I only agree with it when it is to kill a bad person.

    P.S. You need more journals,
    1 every 5 years is a little slow.

  • As John Wilkes was my initial guess for the Booth under discussion. I was worried that we had a neo-Confederate on our hands here. :)

    While I was right about it being John Wilkes, thanks for pointing me towards your alternate reasoning.

    That kind of thing I've heard before (specifically, your George Washington example). But I never previously had read that concept in a John Wilkes Booth context.

    Because of the nature of what you discuss (I *am* a Northern USian), it may be hard to accurately assess your use of

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