n.1.One who disturbs the public peace.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Punishment, to regain the trust that the peacebreaker is able to fulfill the rules.
Yes, our schools should be educating as much about peacemakers as peacebreakers. Yes, whether the killing and harming is done by armies, racists, corporations, polluters, domestic batterers, street thugs, animal exploiters or any others in this graceless lot, the cycle of violence can be broken--but only if the methods, history and practitioners of nonviolent force are taught and studied at every grade level.
Everyone knows the peacebreakers but not the peacemakers.