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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    If I wanted to make explosives, I would probably just use my copy of The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Wouldn't need a website. Now that I think of it, probably need to get a newer copy of that book, mine is kind of old.
    I'm sure book burning would follow quickly on the heels of Internet censorship.
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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I'm sure book burning would follow quickly on the heels of Internet censorship.
    If I see a book burning, I am going to get the go pack and make a beeline to nearest exit. I take it as sign the countries gone to hell in a hand basket.
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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    If I see a book burning, I am going to get the go pack and make a beeline to nearest exit. I take it as sign the countries gone to hell in a hand basket.
    It's bad enough we ban books in the US.
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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    That's pointless and inane. I can quite literally make a bomb out of fricken Bisquick. Give me ten minutes and access to common house hold materials and I can blow a house to the next county. No really special knowledge or instruction required or needed. Just good old fashioned high school chemistry 102. That's the problem with this country, people to busy trying to FEEL safe by throwing away their rights. Fools the lot of em.
    It is fairly easy to abduct a child then rape and murder him or her too but I would be for banning sites giving you instructions on how to do it well, how bout you?

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    It is fairly easy to abduct a child then rape and murder him or her too but I would be for banning sites giving you instructions on how to do it well, how bout you?
    Nope. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. What part of Congress shall not do you not understand?
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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Sorry, I won't search, and would not link to such a website if I knew. The news has been covering a specific website specifically set up by Al Quida for how to make bombs to use and how to use them for terrorism, which appears is where the Boston bombers found their design and made it exactly from, using it exactly as suggested.

    I voted no. Since bombs are always illegal without strict permits/Lincense, I believe such websites could be outlawed, banned and removed.
    I wouldn't mind if the government hacked that AQ website and changed their bomb making instructions. Either so that the bomb is a dud or bomb explodes in their face while they're assembling it.

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Nope. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. What part of Congress shall not do you not understand?
    You have to put things in context, freedom of speech was about being able to openly criticize the government or anyone else for that matter without being executed as happened in countries that the founding fathers came from. Bomb making instructions are not in that category.

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's sad that some people believe that banning bomb instructions on the net will actually do anything.
    But go ahead, ban them.
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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Sure it should be protected...it can be used for educational purposes. It doesn't mean that everyone who reads it has malice in their hearts and wants to murder folks.

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    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There are websites giving exact details on how to make bombs easily, including such as was used in the Boston murders and attack. Should the government be able to outlaw it? Should websites that give bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?
    Should we ban instructions on how to make guns? It's hard to justify banning information that is not classified by the goverment. Furthermore, if the information is located outside the country, who will ban it?
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