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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    We have to show some degree of respect for all the world's people. What's important is to protect our citizens' right to be completely offensive to Americans, not some other country with different beliefs and customs and laws.
    We cannot keep every piece of information or every message occurring w/in the US from being seen by those in other countries. We really can only be concerned about our own laws. If we're going to outlaw any speech that could be potentially offensive to those in other countries, we might as well abolish the 1st amendment all together.
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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    We cannot keep every piece of information or every message occurring w/in the US from being seen by those in other countries. We really can only be concerned about our own laws. If we're going to outlaw any speech that could be potentially offensive to those in other countries, we might as well abolish the 1st amendment all together.
    We could enforce laws to protect the human rights of those who have no say in our matters. We could have laws that prohibit the intentional harm with the sole purpose being to inflame and ignite rage in other countries. It would show very clearly that we are a noble people.

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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    We could enforce laws to protect the human rights of those who have no say in our matters. We could have laws that prohibit the intentional harm with the sole purpose being to inflame and ignite rage in other countries. It would show very clearly that we are a noble people.
    1)"not being offended" isn't a human right

    2) if you don't allow language that "inflames' people, then you don't have free speech. Also, why should I curb my rights due to the unreasonable demands of some asshole in Afghanistan? What if he demands that all women in America need to wear a burqa, because not doing so offends his god, and in turn offends him?

    **** that malarky bull****~!!!
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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    We have to show some degree of respect for all the world's people. What's important is to protect our citizens' right to be completely offensive to Americans, not some other country with different beliefs and customs and laws.
    Nope, freedom of speech means freedom of speech, no thought police please.
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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    This weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested that he'd like to see Congress consider doing something about burning the Quran.

    Lindsey Graham On Koran Burning: “Freedom Of Speech Is A Great Idea But We’re In A War.”

    If legislation were proposed making it illegal to burn or destroy the Quran (at least publicly) would you support it?

    Follow up question, would such legislation may survive a Constitutional challenge?
    No, I wouldn't support that. And it would never survive a constitutional challenge. I understand the sentiment. And he was just running it up the flagpole. But he may be on to something:

    BE IT RESOLVED that the United States Senate and House of Representatives --

    (1) Believes that freedom of religion is a basic human right and that all religions throughout the world are worthy of respect.
    (2) Abhors the acts of those individuals who would defame another's religion in any manner.
    Or something like that...you get the picture. Couldn't hurt. Might help.
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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Nope, freedom of speech means freedom of speech, no thought police please.
    You have no freedom to yell 'fire' in a crowed theater, ya know. Can't you just live with that? Do you feel that your rights are being infringed upon?

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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    You have no freedom to yell 'fire' in a crowed theater, ya know. Can't you just live with that? Do you feel that your rights are being infringed upon?
    Bad comparison. Yelling fire in a theater creates the impression that there are circumstances, which deliberation of, could cause death. Such a scenario isn't created by burning a quran. people can deliberate after such an act and choose not to kill random people for it

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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    How about a no burning books rule. Maybe a book burning license only to be given to proper disposal authorities?

    I would prefer that Qu'rans and bibles weren't burned. How to effectively implement any way to do that is another question. Society sets the precedent. If people get up in arms 'literally' over it and begin killing other people. Maybe it should be illegal. Ya know.

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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    If we were going to do that, then virtually every political, religious, and philosophical text would be banned. Almost any speech can inspire murder. Should we have banned Catcher in the Rye, because that guy shot John Lennon? If we put people's feelings, even crazy/extremist people's feelings, above freedom, we become their slaves. Terry Jones is an ass, but the only ones responsible for the violence in Afghanistan are the killers themselves.
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    Re: Should Congress Ban Burning of the Quran

    What if I say "Mohammed was jerk off who had an inflated sense of his own importance" and some bunch of ignorant losers take offense and kill our troops or other citizens? Do we ban me from saying that?
    Last edited by Dezaad; 04-05-11 at 12:22 AM.
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