Would your opinion change based on whether he is a Dictator or democratically elected?
If a politician voted in favor of a bill that tramples on such rights, would you see it as morally right to kill him?
If Police and Military forces protected such persons and enforced such laws, would it be morally okay to kill them?
If a person supported such politicians and leaders, with the use of donations, organizing rallies, or expression of their support for such persons, would you think it morally right to place any sort of punishment on such a person?
If so, what kind of punishment would you suggest?
I think this may be relevant to the upcoming election, lets also not forget the assassination of JFK.
For example, democrats, greens, libertarians, and myself would mostly agree that Mitt Romney's opposition to Abortion and Gay marriage shows that if put in a seat of power he would abuse it by trampling on individual rights.
A republican would say something similar about Obama: "If put in a seat of power he would abuse it by refusing to advocate the very values this great nation was founded on".
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are neck and neck in the polls, tempers are running high, and the net is being filled with opinion pieces on the election.
Before or after the election, someone could make an attempt on either candidates life.
Feel free to discuss.
Here is my opinion:
I don't think things should happen any differently in the case of politicians or leaders who act like criminals, democratically elected or not.
And I'm shocked that police or military refuse to quit because such and such laws have been adopted.
But in the case of Civilians supporting such persons, I think it is their right.
They have a right to Freedom of speech and Freedom of expression, so they should be allowed to organize rallies and express support for whatever leader, politician, or party they like.
They also have a right to do whatever they want with their money, including donations to these politicians or parties.