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    Re: Freedom of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
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    If you find that convoluted then your thinking is convoluted...
    Nice to know that you can't read or interpret the English language.

    So, maybe this is where we stop. I thought it owuld get pointless; and it has.
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    Re: Freedom of speech

    Damn, I voted before I read the first post. My brain was like "Free Speech Question" = "Is Free Speech Good?"

    Must. Get. More. Sleep.

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    Re: Freedom of speech

    How about this for an exercise in free speech.....


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    Re: Freedom of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Starting with the Rush Limbaugh thing and also continuing with some of the comments I see about the idea of disclosure of political donations. There seems to be an idea that speech is not free if people react negatively to what someone says.

    For example, there was a claim made by some that Rush Limbaugh was losing his free speech rights because people boycotted his advertisers and there seems to be similar fears about disclosure of PAC or campaign contributions.

    So my question is this, is the first amendment harmed if the citizenry refuses to associate with or purchase from someone because they dislike their speech? Similarly, is this impugned if people threaten to do the same if someone decides to make such a statement in the future? (example, don't talk bad about puppies or I will never buy from your store again and I will write a letter to your job's complaint department.)
    Hell if not for advertisers I might be watching bukkake porn every morning instead of the news. But ABC might get some calls on that one.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Freedom of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    What repercussions from the government?
    DisneyDude posted :
    "What you don't have is the right to live free of its repercussions"
    The people of the United States do have the right to live free of repercussions from the government as a result of their free speech.
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    Re: Freedom of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    DisneyDude posted :

    The people of the United States do have the right to live free of repercussions from the government as a result of their free speech.
    Again what repercussions?? I'm tryig to get what's his name to point ut some of the government repercussions against free speech, and now you say that there are repercussions. So what repercussions? Or are you two just walking down conspiracy lane.
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    Re: Freedom of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Nice to know that you can't read or interpret the English language.

    So, maybe this is where we stop. I thought it owuld get pointless; and it has.
    Right... instead of proving anything, just make a baseless claim. Good job buddy.
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    Re: Freedom of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Right... instead of proving anything, just make a baseless claim. Good job buddy.

    Yeah; bad job for you. I asked 'what repercussions from the government ovder free speech, and you can't answer either.

    So it's you and that other guy have the proving to do.
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    Re: Freedom of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Yeah; bad job for you. I asked 'what repercussions from the government ovder free speech, and you can't answer either.

    So it's you and that other guy have the proving to do.
    Noooo... we were talking about a statement that you called convoluted and haven't backed up.

    You are talking to somebody else about repercussions...
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    Re: Freedom of speech

    [QUOTE=ThePlayDrive;1060444417]This is the crux of the problem. Many people are either unable or unwilling to understand why others would see their beliefs and actions as harmful. Those same people are often either unable or unwilling to understand why others would see beliefs and actions that they view harmful as positive.

    H.L. Mencken wrote that the urge to save the world is always a disguise for the urge to rule it. The explains (to me, anyhow) some folks' positions/opinions.

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