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    Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the appeal of two Colorado residents who were excluded from a speech by President Bush in 2005 because White House aides saw them arrive in a car with a bumper sticker that proclaimed: “No More Blood For Oil.”

    Although they had earlier obtained tickets to the event, passed through a security checkpoint, and said they had no intention of being disruptive, White House officials and volunteers ordered them removed from the venue by two uniformed police officers. The officials were acting under a Bush administration policy of barring from then-President Bush’s public appearances anyone who might disagree with him.

    The speech was held at a privately owned museum in Denver but was open to members of the public who obtained tickets beforehand. As an official presidential speech, it was paid for with government funds.

    Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case - CSMonitor.com
    Take it to the Free Speech Zone, you hippie degenerates!


    Seriously, though, why do we even have a Supreme Court when they won't rule on something so simple and yet so important?
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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Take it to the Free Speech Zone, you hippie degenerates!


    Seriously, though, why do we even have a Supreme Court when they won't rule on something so simple and yet so important?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Take it to the Free Speech Zone, you hippie degenerates!


    Seriously, though, why do we even have a Supreme Court when they won't rule on something so simple and yet so important?

    Hmmm...Does Obama screen for possible threats? Oh, and a clue, I bet they are people that disagree with his agenda, ya think? But when that Bush did it, it was evil.....ohhhhhhhhh.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Oh, get over it.

    It's "evil" no matter who does it.


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    Who has stated many times that he's not an Obama fan, and who has stated many times that he's no fan of one party over another.
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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hmmm...Does Obama screen for possible threats? Oh, and a clue, I bet they are people that disagree with his agenda, ya think? But when that Bush did it, it was evil.....ohhhhhhhhh.

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    The threat posed by bumper stickers?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hmmm...Does Obama screen for possible threats? Oh, and a clue, I bet they are people that disagree with his agenda, ya think? But when that Bush did it, it was evil.....ohhhhhhhhh.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hmmm...Does Obama screen for possible threats? Oh, and a clue, I bet they are people that disagree with his agenda, ya think? But when that Bush did it, it was evil.....ohhhhhhhhh.

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    Disagreeing does not make you a threat. Based on the story, the only thing that was used to bar them was that they disagreed with the president. I consider this a dangerous precedent.
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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    I don't like this precedent at all. Disagreeing with Bush (or any official) is not the same as causing a disruption. I'm all for tossing idiots who try to make a scene in inappropriate settings, but these two people had done nothing threatening or disruptive.
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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Even though the tickets were available to anyone, it was a private event in a private museum. Bush could set any rules he wanted there in agreement with the museum staff. The Constitution doesn't apply just because it's the president giving a speech. If he was talking at a public location then the Constitution would probably apply.

    I do think the matter was silly though. No war for oil doesn't necessarily mean you are against Bush. Obama has been continuing the war for oil too.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    It was a public event funded by taxpayer dollars at which the leader of the nation spoke.

    There should've been all sorts of Constitutional grounds for permitting dissenters to appear.
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