>>> How would we feel, if the Mormon “prophet” of today, “determined” that Free Republic was a “public nuisance” and ordered “a company consisting of some 200 men, armed and equipped, with Muskets, Swords, Pistols, Bowie Knives, Sledge-Hammers to march to Fresno, break down JimRob’s business doors with a Sledge Hammer, and commence the work of destruction and desperation, tumbling computers, etc. into the street, and set fire to them, and demolished the machinery with sledge hammer???
Well since you ask, I expect that depends on the circumstances. A brigade of freepers would march on the New York Times newsroom tomorrow if they thought they could. What’s your point ? By the way, has the “Mormon prophet of today” made any remarks at all about Free Republic I hadn’t heard of ?
I’m certain we are all excited by exploits of “religious” violence from a century and a half ago. We certainly don’t want that pot to ever stop boiling do we.
Read post #15. If you go to the Mormon church's presentation of its Nauvoo jail scene @ that site in Illinois (today), you'll get a description where Mormons are proud of what Smith did...including what he did in the final weeks of his life.
The parallel would be: What if you went to a Southern Plantation. And they gave tour guides of what life was like in 1844. And pride over how those landowners ran their plantation -- including how they ran the lives of their slaves-- was part of the tour.
See, in this case, then, we're no longer talking then only about 1844 America, are we? Now we're talking about something different.
Furthermore, to take the parallel one step further, if you had historical specifics about what a theoretical "plantation" family did in abusing their slaves 166 years ago, and if those tour guide hosts commended all those actions 166 years later...then guess what? The pot is still boiling.
Do you really believe that? Do you honestly believe that members of this forum have that little respect for the Constitution?