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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"On the eve of battte"

Chuck Norris, star of martial arts action films, announced today that “Thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation.” The right wing cells will meet during a live telecast, "We Surround Them," on Friday March 13 at 5 p.m.

Said Norris: "How much more will Americans take? When will enough be enough? And, when that time comes, will our leaders finally listen or will history need to record a second American Revolution? We the people have the authority according to America’s Declaration of Independence, which states: That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”

Norris closes with the words of Sam Houston followed by a plug for his next martial arts event.

“We view ourselves on the eve of battle."

If this a publicity stunt, then saying it is in bad taste is an understatment. In fact, Mr. Norris is wandering dangerously close to "incitement to violence." This law applies to anyone "who, in a public meting, through the media, by spreading of a writing or by any other means of technical reproduction leads or incites to the practice of a definitive crime..." The penalty can be up to 3 years in prison.

If anyone is hurt by some Rambo wannabee, I think criminal charges for Mr. Norris are in order.

Raul Ramos y Sanchez

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