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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The sad part is they probably won't need any luck, but I stand behind you in your fight against them regardless.
    Most people think you need a whole bunch of money and a regiment of attornies fight the government. It only takes one to screw things up for them.
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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The government does a good job? Oh please tell me all about how they do a good job and oh do remember freedoms when you talk about it. I have plenty of proof that we are far closer to slaves than free.
    Closer to slaves than free? Don't you think a slave would have had qualms with that statement?
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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Closer to slaves than free? Don't you think a slave would have had qualms with that statement?
    No I don't.

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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No I don't.
    I suggest you read Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and C. Vann Woodward before you spout off such nonsense.
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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Speech is many times considered a crime in this country and under the first amendment that is a breach. I will speak my mind and everyone else should do the same. If the government wants to arrest people for words than we know where they stand on the rights of people and the law of the land.
    You mean a breach of the first amendment? Not necessarily. The first amendment, like all the other amendments, is not an absolute. The caselaw on this is long and complicated, but it is the law. There are a number of crimes that involve speech and/or communications (more broadly construed) that are perfectly constitutional. Solicitation is a crime, for instance. Do you not think it should be a crime to say "I'll pay you $10k if you kill my business partner"? How about revealing state secrets? Or telling someone, "If you don't transfer the deed to your house to me, I'll kill your sister." All of those things are crimes. All of them involve speech. None of the laws making those things crimes are unconstitutional. You might reasonably disagree as to the specifics of how the government may legitimately criminalize speech, but you probably shouldn't pretend that it is an absolute right. It never has been, and it shouldn't be, in some narrow contexts.

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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No I don't.
    At what point did we become closer to slaves than free?

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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I suggest you read Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and C. Vann Woodward before you spout off such nonsense.
    I suggest you learn what slavery is.

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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Good, they can speak with my lawyer, and if they prefer charges and I will meet them in court, happily. This is what the first admendment is all about. They dont like it tough. If they charge me then the whole of all the comments will be admissable and the burden of proof will be on them. US district attronies are pretty good, its been said they can convict the ham in a ham sandwich of of murdering the pig which it came, that said they are gona need some luck with this one.
    I'm saying that you should be careful. If you'd prefer to be cavalier, that's your business. But trust me, dealing with the DOJ is not pleasant at all.

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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Closer to slaves than free? Don't you think a slave would have had qualms with that statement?
    I dont know about slaves but I am certainly wondering about indentured servitude.
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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I suggest you learn what slavery is.
    I would if I hadn't spent years doing that, being tutored by a world expert on the American Colonization Society and slavery.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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