View Poll Results: Should Matthew McLaughlin be disbarred?

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  • Yes, this clearly violates the "good moral character" clause.

    5 31.25%
  • Yes, because this clearly violates everything that America stands for!

    2 12.50%
  • No, however reprehensible his views, it does not violate the "good moral character" clause

    3 18.75%
  • No, because he is right. The gay agenda has to be exterminated just as he proposed.

    0 0%
  • I don't care. It's California, nuff said

    6 37.50%
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Thread: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    No. It's called The First Amendment. It doesn't matter how offensive the speech is, he has a right to use it.
    We have the right to speak, but we dont have the right to offend someone, we can face a lot problems if we do that.

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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    No. It's called The First Amendment. It doesn't matter how offensive the speech is, he has a right to use it.
    We have the right to speak, but we dont have the right to offend someone, we can face a lot problems if we do that.

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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    and the state has a right to ban him from the bar because of it too...
    Absolutely. Nobody said otherwise. The poll asked our opinions, didn't it?
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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Absolutely. Nobody said otherwise. The poll asked our opinions, didn't it?
    You are absolutely right, I just asked the opinions of people.

    And if I only wanted opinions who agree with mine I would have made a very different poll with no real options other than the ones that supported mine.

    The only ones who have a qualified opinion are the people who run the bar in California and while my opinion is strike the gay-murder advocate, the bar is free to make up their own minds in this case because they will be deciding this Christian Sharia advocate's future as a lawyer.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    You are absolutely right, I just asked the opinions of people.

    And if I only wanted opinions who agree with mine I would have made a very different poll with no real options other than the ones that supported mine.

    The only ones who have a qualified opinion are the people who run the bar in California and while my opinion is strike the gay-murder advocate, the bar is free to make up their own minds in this case because they will be deciding this Christian Sharia advocate's future as a lawyer.
    Uh, yes, the only people whose opinions really matter are the only people who can actually disbar him, yes. Was that every in doubt?

    So when Catholics lobby to have pro-abortion lawyers disbarred, you'll support them. When people ask for a defense attorney who disgustingly denigrates a rape victim in the name of defending his heinous client to be disbarred, you'll support them (by the way, that happens all the time). You'll support the Bar changing its rules so that anyone who ever was convicted of a crime, ever was addicted to drugs or alcohol, ever did anything even remotely considered to be of questionable moral character by anyone, etc. is disbarred.

    There won't be any attorneys left in California.
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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by edward222 View Post
    We have the right to speak, but we dont have the right to offend someone, we can face a lot problems if we do that.
    Lol, whut?

    You mean the government can put you in jail or seize your property just for offending someone?
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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Uh, yes, the only people whose opinions really matter are the only people who can actually disbar him, yes. Was that every in doubt?

    So when Catholics lobby to have pro-abortion lawyers disbarred, you'll support them. When people ask for a defense attorney who disgustingly denigrates a rape victim in the name of defending his heinous client to be disbarred, you'll support them (by the way, that happens all the time). You'll support the Bar changing its rules so that anyone who ever was convicted of a crime, ever was addicted to drugs or alcohol, ever did anything even remotely considered to be of questionable moral character by anyone, etc. is disbarred.

    There won't be any attorneys left in California.
    I was not aware that being supportive of a legal medical procedure was grounds to be accused of not being "of good moral character". Now if there was a pro-choice lawyer drafting a bill that would round up all pro-lifers who protest/hinder the legal procedure of abortion and shoot them, then yes, he should be struck from the bar too.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I was not aware that being supportive of a legal medical procedure was grounds to be accused of not being "of good moral character". Now if there was a pro-choice lawyer drafting a bill that would round up all pro-lifers who protest/hinder the legal procedure of abortion and shoot them, then yes, he should be struck from the bar too.
    Catholics oppose abortion on moral (to them) grounds. And what this lawyer did was perfectly legal too.

    So in other words, you want him disbarred because he offends you. In this country we still don't toss people in gulags or remove their license to make a living for offending someone else. Yet.
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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Lol, whut?

    You mean the government can put you in jail or seize your property just for offending someone?
    In a perfect world, to some people....
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    Re: Should the California state bar strike Matthew Gregory McLaughlin from the bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    No. It's called The First Amendment. It doesn't matter how offensive the speech is, he has a right to use it.


    The 1st Amendment protects your right to say what you want to say. It doesn't protect you from the consequences that usually follow opening your mouth before you turn your brain on.

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