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    Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Here's some background on Cass Sunstein

    Cass Robert Sunstein (born September 21, 1954) is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who was the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. For 27 years, Sunstein taught at the University of Chicago Law School. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor and Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
    In addition, Mr Sunstein has been under consideration by the Obama administration as a possible Supreme Court Justice.

    Sunstein co-authored a book that suggested the following

    Sunstein co-authored a 2008 paper with Adrian Vermeule, titled "Conspiracy Theories," dealing with the risks and possible government responses to conspiracy theories resulting from "cascades" of faulty information within groups that may ultimately lead to violence. In this article they wrote, "The existence of both domestic and foreign conspiracy theories, we suggest, is no trivial matter, posing real risks to the government’s antiterrorism policies, whatever the latter may be."
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    "We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might ban conspiracy theorizing. (2) Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories.
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    Cass Sunstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Amazing! Tax people who put forward conspiracy theories!

    Any rate, that aside, what do you think? Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Here's some background on Cass Sunstein
    In addition, Mr Sunstein has been under consideration by the Obama administration as a possible Supreme Court Justice.
    Sunstein co-authored a book that suggested the following
    Cass Sunstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Amazing! Tax people who put forward conspiracy theories!
    Any rate, that aside, what do you think? Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?
    How dare someone imagine a hypothetical situation?
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    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Here's some background on Cass Sunstein



    In addition, Mr Sunstein has been under consideration by the Obama administration as a possible Supreme Court Justice.

    Sunstein co-authored a book that suggested the following



    Cass Sunstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Amazing! Tax people who put forward conspiracy theories!

    Any rate, that aside, what do you think? Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?
    Even an evil idiot should be allowed to say anything she wants.

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    If we ban Conspiracy Theories who's gonna find out the connection between Bush and 9/11 or Hiliary Clinton to Benghazi?
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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Here's some background on Cass Sunstein



    In addition, Mr Sunstein has been under consideration by the Obama administration as a possible Supreme Court Justice.

    Sunstein co-authored a book that suggested the following



    Cass Sunstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Amazing! Tax people who put forward conspiracy theories!

    Any rate, that aside, what do you think? Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?
    Conspiracy truths!!! People have long conspired to.........fill in the blanks. Our government prosecutes people for conspiracy regularly. Wouldn't it be nice if we could prosecute the government on this?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Even an evil idiot should be allowed to say anything she wants.
    She??????
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    She??????
    The question was, whether the government should forbid speaking one's sick mind.

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Here's the actual paper where no such thing as banning/taxing CT dissemination is actually advocated.
    Conspiracy Theories by Cass R. Sunstein, Adrian Vermeule :: SSRN


    But don't let fact that the guy advises against banning/taxing CT dissemination that stop the CT that the guy will try to ban/tax CT dissemination.


    Facts ain't nothing but a thing, baby
    Can't let those "things" get in the way of a good CT.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    The question was, whether the government should forbid speaking one's sick mind.
    Yes, I know. Is that "one" always going to be a "she"?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Should the government ban conspiracy theorizing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yes, I know. Is that "one" always going to be a "she"?
    Applied equal rights.

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