View Poll Results: Would You Support Legislation that Would Ban Burning/Destroying the Quran?

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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    I know, they could pass a law that says you burn a Bible as a proxy to burning a Quran. That way everyone that matters will be happy.
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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    The whole concept of any type of 'banning' to appease people is foolishness. Keep in mind...these are the same extremists that kill people because people draw cartoons. if you outlaw to avoid offense...then where does it stop? (and what would Trey Parker do for a living???)

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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    On an entirely different note...Im all for picking up the reverend Terry Jones and transporting his ass to go meet with the families that his stupidity has impacted. I think he should take his act on the road...impress people...go burn the Koran in downtown Bagdad.

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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    The answer is so obvious I'm amazed there is anyone who got the question wrong... and yet, there are several. Clearly it's unconstitutional, a clear violation of the first amendment to legislatively ban burning any book. To ban burning a book based upon religious reasons steps into a stinking pile of separation of church and state as well.

    I seriously can't believe anyone with half a brain could support Graham's foul legislative suggestion. Graham, as everyone knows, does not have half a brain.

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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Isn't the person who caused the damage always the one who started it? Those people were minding their own business when someone in th US infuriated them. I'm not going to tell them to stop being infuriated, I'm going to not infuriate them.
    The person who caused the damage is the person who behaves irrationally and disproportionately. As I said, anyone can be offended by anything. Again, I can be irrationally offended by the post you just made, and I can retaliate disproportionately for you having posted it. Who would be responsible, you or me? You, because you 'started' it, or me, because I would be a looney tunes?
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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I am leaning no, but the difference is that is speech ended up getting people killed and put our service men and women at risk. I understand the Pentagon called the pastor and asked him to not do it. If people that high up in the government are concerned, then this an act we should all be concerned about.
    So, you would support banning flag burning, if someone killed people over it? Is that what it takes?

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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Follow up question, would such legislation may survive a Constitutional challenge?
    America is ongoing to became a Muslim state with Sharia law, for Islamists and corrupted politically correct politicians the Constitution is nothing else as toilet paper. In any case the US will have a law against burning of Qurans, today or later.
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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Glad to see the near universal support for our first amendment rights. Frankly, I'd like to see Lindsey Graham burned in effigy for even proposing this absurd measure. It's frightening we have elected offcials who hold our Constitution in such low regard.

    The idea that we should ban something because some radical idiots may overreact with violence is ridiculous. And it's an invitation for over reaction for those who's precious icons or symbols are not protected by some anti-free speech legislation. If I find flag burning offensive, maybe I should go shoot a bunch of hippies and say their flag burning demonstration caused me to do it. Now the flag will be protected. If I find bland, insipid pop music offensive, maybe I should slaughter every past American Idol winner, then we might outlaw bland insipid pop music!

    You do not have the right to not be offended. And your offended sensibilities do not excuse or justify a violent over reaction. There are a lot of things I find to be in bad taste: flag burning, the Westboro Baptist protests, Julia Roberts' entire career, but I don't advocate banning them nor do I think their existence justifies violence (though I perhaps could be persuaded to make an exception for Julia Roberts).

    If you don't like my speech or expression, fine. Ignore it. Debate it. Protest it. But you can't ban it!
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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    No such bans are a slap in the face to the First Amendment.
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