View Poll Results: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Gov.?

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  • Yes-banned on your own property,but not a crime.

    1 2.94%
  • Yes-banned on your own property and a crime.

    1 2.94%
  • Yes-banned where ever regular protest are allowed but not a crime.

    1 2.94%
  • Yes-banned where ever regular protest are allowed and a crime.

    0 0%
  • Yes-banned on someone else's property or at a school or workplace,but not a crime.

    2 5.88%
  • Yes-banned on someone else's property or at a school or workplace and a crime.

    2 5.88%
  • No-The government has no business deeming any symbol illegal anywhere.

    26 76.47%
  • Other.

    4 11.76%
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    Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Gov.?

    Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the government?

    Yes-banned on your own property,but not a crime.
    Yes-banned on your own property and a crime.
    Yes-banned where ever regular protest are allowed but not a crime.
    Yes-banned where ever regular protest are allowed and a crime.
    Yes-banned on someone else's property or at a school or workplace,but not a crime.
    Yes-banned on someone else's property or at a school or workplace and a crime.

    No-The government has no business deeming any symbol illegal anywhere.

    other.



    Please note that a criminal offense is a misdemeanor or greater. A misdemeanor is punishable up to six months in jail.


    New California law bans displaying nooses after Sarah Palin, Barack Obama effigies

    California law already bans threatening displays of swastikas and burning crosses. Now add nooses to the list.

    On Thursday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation making such displays punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Go

    Hanging a noose on someone else's property without their permission is probably already covered under the trespassing ordinances. And what is special about a workplace? What if I'm an employer and I think it is okay to have a noose displayed at work for some sort of Hallowe'en event? Now that is a crime?

    Just another bit of the First Amendment chipped away, I guess ...

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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    Kinda just sounds like feel good legislation. It doesn't stop anybody from hanging an effigy of the president from their gutter.

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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Go

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the government?

    Yes-banned on your own property,but not a crime.
    Yes-banned on your own property and a crime.
    Yes-banned where ever regular protest are allowed but not a crime.
    Yes-banned where ever regular protest are allowed and a crime.
    Yes-banned on someone else's property or at a school or workplace,but not a crime.
    Yes-banned on someone else's property or at a school or workplace and a crime.

    No-The government has no business deeming any symbol illegal anywhere.

    other.



    Please note that a criminal offense is a misdemeanor or greater. A misdemeanor is punishable up to six months in jail.


    New California law bans displaying nooses after Sarah Palin, Barack Obama effigies

    California law already bans threatening displays of swastikas and burning crosses. Now add nooses to the list.

    On Thursday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation making such displays punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
    I chose "other", because I consider it reasonable for the government to disallow some images/symbols on it's property (government buildings, land, etc.) in an effort to profess/protect it's position on things.
    On privately owned property, no. (<---note the period.)

    Placing an image/symbol on someone elses property without their permission, is, of course, already illegal.
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Go

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I chose "other", because I consider it reasonable for the government to disallow some images/symbols on it's property (government buildings, land, etc.) in an effort to profess/protect it's position on things.
    On privately owned property, no. (<---note the period.)

    Placing an image/symbol on someone elses property without their permission, is, of course, already illegal.
    The governments property?
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Go

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    The governments property?
    It should be tax payer property seeing how the tax payers not government paid for it.
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned?

    No. The government needs to let adults choose what they want to hear, see etc.

    The problem is so few believe in personal responsibility anymore.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Go

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It should be tax payer property seeing how the tax payers not government paid for it.
    True, but how often to you think our government thinks in those terms?
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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Go

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    True, but how often to you think our government thinks in those terms?
    I think its not just the government that doesn't think in those terms but a lot of regular people who think its the government's money instead of tax payer or that its the government's property instead of tax payer property.
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    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: Should certain symbols deemed racist,offensive or threatening be banned by the Go

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    New California law bans displaying nooses after Sarah Palin, Barack Obama effigies

    California law already bans threatening displays of swastikas and burning crosses. Now add nooses to the list.

    On Thursday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation making such displays punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
    If it is ok in the governments book to burn the American flag then it should be ok to display anything that a person wants to on their own property or on public land. It would fall under the same catagory after all. Free Speech.
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