Oh, please! Spare me another impassioned retelling of Mr. Webster's anguished state of mind when he doused the demonstrators!
He seems to hang his justification on the fact that this was post kickoff of the war. What is he implying? That these demonstrators were treasonous? If so, there should be some law on which they could be brought to face charges.
If they didn't break a law, they only affronted Mr. Webster's ideals of right and wrong.
If I followed Mr. Webster's example, I'd have to carry a backpack water cannon every time I drive to town!
Come on! His rights stop at someone else's (anyone else's!) arm's length!
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