nobody is calling him a hero but was he or was he not considered a terrorist?
the states trying to use fear, as a form of terror, to get the government to stop doing what it is doing because those few in charge think it is wrong. Which would make them terrorist as well. doesn't matter that one actually killed people and one is just setting the table for the killing to begin.
So if some of the states leave and civil war breaks out lets say only 200 people die, would that make those in charge a worst terrorist, since they have a higher body count?
as for the states right to leave the union, no where does it state that, the 10th only says the states have a right to make any law that is not made by the Constitution. Leaving is not a law, but an act of war or as we like to use domestic terrorism. What we would need to happen for this to not be a form of terror is if "we the people" rise up as 1 in our efforts to change the government that has gone too far. Untill then any small act would be a form of terrorist action, a state leaving is a form of terrorist action.
McVeigh was a terrorist (now he's the finest kind of terrorist; a dead one
) - I'd say blowing up a building to make his political point would qualify under anyone's standards.
As I've already suggested, read the Declaration of Independence. While the tenth amendment doesn't specifically discuss the right of the states to secede, neither does it forbid this right. The standard of law is unless an act is specifically prohibited by statute, it is legal.
Now back to the thread at hand... the anniversary of the bombing. My dad was a career employee of the US Bureau of Prisons. When I was a kid, we lived in El Reno, Oklahoma. The day of the bombing, I talked to my dad several times. He was really upset because he had been in that building dozens of times over the years. I remember him saying that he just couldn't believe somebody would blow it up and kill all those people. I guess it was the fact that someplace he'd been so many times was the scene of domestic terrorism.
MM2K - I remember that. That pause seemed to last forever and it felt like everything just stopped. Very poignant remembrance.