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

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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 shrubnose View Post
    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.
    Nobody said it did.
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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.
    Two separate issues. He absolutely has a right to free speech under the First Amendment. However, the First Amendment does not shield him from the consequences of that speech. I always find it fascinating when people try to hide behind the First Amendment to avoid the consequences of their action and then claim the "martyr" card when they suffer the blowblack from the exercise of their free speech rights.

    That aside. No, I don't think the guy should be banned from the bar. I say give this man every opportunity to prove to everyone what an absolute idiot he is. No one here takes him serious. He has done more damage to his character by himself than any punishment that the bar could dish out to him.
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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
    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.
    Really? Calling for Sharia law and the murder of gays for the act of being gay with intent to be sexually aroused? That is not legal, that is a violation of anything decent. I doubt the catholic church would even condone such a horrendous crime.
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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.
    I have every right to offend anybody I want. If a person does not like that then they can piss off for all I care...
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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
    Really? Calling for Sharia law and the murder of gays for the act of being gay with intent to be sexually aroused? That is not legal, that is a violation of anything decent. I doubt the catholic church would even condone such a horrendous crime.
    This isn't about criminal activity. What he did was offensive - it isn't criminal.

    There are a lot of things that are considered offensive to someone. So if I understand you right, you support the disbarring of any lawyer who offends 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
    This isn't about criminal activity. What he did was offensive - it isn't criminal.

    There are a lot of things that are considered offensive to someone. So if I understand you right, you support the disbarring of any lawyer who offends someone.
    But the murder of gays is not only immoral but is also a crime. I doubt that is a legally accepted on a federal level to shoot and kill gays and lesbians.

    No, I am saying that people who call for legalizing murder on grounds of race, sexual preference, religion or political opinion are wholeheartedly immoral and and ready to be stricken off the bar if they do this.

    Sorry, but this is just something so immoral that I would hope his fellow lawyers kick him from the bar.
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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
    But the murder of gays is not only immoral but is also a crime. I doubt that is a legally accepted on a federal level to shoot and kill gays and lesbians.

    No, I am saying that people who call for legalizing murder on grounds of race, sexual preference, religion or political opinion are wholeheartedly immoral and and ready to be stricken off the bar if they do this.

    Sorry, but this is just something so immoral that I would hope his fellow lawyers kick him from the bar.
    He didn't commit a crime. He suggested a crime. In fact, wouldn't a lawyer proposing a bill that made pedophilia legal be suggesting a crime as well?

    You can commit a crime and still be admitted to the California Bar, as I already showed you right from their website. Now how to they reconcile admitting lawyers who have committed crimes and disbarring those who have suggested crimes?
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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
    No, I am saying that people who call for legalizing murder on grounds of race, sexual preference, religion or political opinion are wholeheartedly immoral and and ready to be stricken off the bar if they do this.
    But age? Age is okay, right?

    Oh the stench of your hypocrisy.

    Sure, I would love it if everyone who approved of legal killing on the grounds of age were immediately disbarred. That would be great.

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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.
    you should really learn WHAT the 1st covers.

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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
    He didn't commit a crime. He suggested a crime. In fact, wouldn't a lawyer proposing a bill that made pedophilia legal be suggesting a crime as well?

    You can commit a crime and still be admitted to the California Bar, as I already showed you right from their website. Now how to they reconcile admitting lawyers who have committed crimes and disbarring those who have suggested crimes?
    Yes, and if a lawyer would propose a bill legalizing pedophilia he would also IMHO be a candidate for striking off from the bar because that is pretty darned evil and immoral too.

    Yes, you showed that but that does not mean that the members of the bar can decide that some things are clearly that immoral in nature that they can say that this person is not of good "moral character" and strike him off.
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