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Re: Assassination Politics, was Kiddie porn on the Internet
On Tue, 17 Sep 1996, Steve Schear wrote:
> >On Mon, 16 Sep 1996, Steve Schear wrote:
> >> Someone wrote:
> >> >The problem is that assasination rarely leads to the installation of
> >> >a government that is any better. In most cases it gets worse.
> >> We've all heard these arguments, but are they true? Who says so, and how
> >> can they be certain? Jim's suggestion has never, to my knowledge, been
> >> tried on a consistant, large, scale. When all conventional alternatives
> >> have been tried and fail, what have we or the starving children got to
> >> lose?
> >I think "Lord of the Flies" answers this question quite well.
> Does it? LOTF was fiction. Can you identify a recent instance in which a
> non-governmental organization attempted to influence political/military
> events via a concerted AP?
Try every violent insurgent movement in the modern era. The only
difference is the manner of target selection included no money.
> >> Is it legal for citizens of the U.S. to engage in contract killing of
> >> foreign military, politations, etc? How about U.S. or foreign non-profits?
> >As to the first, yes. (There are several anti-mercenary statutes on the
> >books) As to the second, I don't understand the question.
> So, you're saying it is legal for citizens?
No, I am saying that U.S. citizens will be breaking the law if they move
to overthrow foreign governments, even in private action.
This is called, among other names, an anti-mercenary statute.
> The second question was whether a non-profit org. could raise
> tax-deductible funds to conduct such operations.
Done every day. As to the legality, it would clearly be criminal
conspiracy to raise funds in furtherance of an attempt to violate
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