Not a lot of time to expound on this right now, I have another long day staring at me. But take a look at these events:
Congressman's Office Vandalized
This is a crime. It's called vandalism.
Peace Activists Take over Congressman's Office: Vow More
Depending on the feelings of the Congressman involved here, this could be a crime too. It's called trespassing.
Soldier Burned In Effigy At Portland Peace Rally
This is not a crime, it is protected free speech. But it does the activists little good, especially when you consider that the goal is peace. How does demonstrating in an angry manner against the soldiers that are sent to fight advance the cause of peace?
Is this democracy in action? Or is it merely a prime example of attempted mob rule?