Shots fired at a congressman's campaign headquarters. Windows smashed at Democratic offices across the country. A coffin placed on a lawmaker's lawn. Hate-filled voice mail messages left on members of Congress' phone lines.
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(2) the term “terrorism” means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents;
So far they haven't killed anyone - but do you have to kill people to be a terrorst? Are threats against families, and death threats to polititians in the interest of influencing legistation, or to punish legislation, or vandalism, a form of terrorism?
Back to the CNN link - are some Republican politicians supportive of domestic terrorism? "Republican House members encouraged protesters outside and inside the House gallery, some of whom carried messages like "Vote no or else" or "If Brown won't stop it, a Browning will"
FBI investigating threats against Democrats after health care vote:
The FBI and local police are investigating threats directed at House Democrats following passage of the health care bill, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters earlier today. At least two acts of vandalism are being examined. Hoyer said that he did not know the exact number but estimated "more than 10" Democrats had received some kind of threat or harassment. He added that some posters depict a lawmaker's face in the crosshairs of a target....
"The incidents of threats whether in person or through telephones or through other communication devices have given great concern to members, for the safety of themselves and their families,"
In Virginia, the FBI and local law enforcement are looking into who cut a propane line to a gas grill at the Charlottesville home of the brother of Rep. Tom Perriello. Lynchburg "Tea Party" member Mike Troxel claimed responsibility for posting the address, which he thought was the congressman's. He urged voters to drop by for "a good face-to-face chat" to "express their thanks" for his vote for the overhaul.