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Response to pogglethrope (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2015, 12:52 PM

57. You lost me at "Gun nuts"... if you can't have a civil conversation without using derogatory terms,

then I, and many other gun owners, will simply dismiss anything you have to say, whether you have valid points or not.

I've said elsewhere that I'm not in favor of repealing the First Amendment the way I'm in favor of repealing the Second Amendment, but I am in favor of amending it to permit hate speech to be controlled better. Hate speech by its very nature is inflammatory and likely to cause violence in the short-term, if not immediately.

Letís face it -- and most of us feel that way sometimes -- some people don't deserve First Amendment protection. It doesn't seem unreasonable to me for the Constitution to allow Congress to pass laws that reflect the wishes of an overwhelming majority of the people.


There are already restrictions on the 1st Amendment, but you already know that don't you?? You can't yell "FIRE!!" in a crowded theater or other venues. You can sue people for Libel and Defamation of Character. You can be arrested for making terroristic threats to someone.. for example, threatening to kill them, or burn their house down, if you have the means to do it.

So tell us all... Which Right are YOU willing to give up?? Pick any one of them, except the 2nd Amendment, since we already know where you stand on that.

Peace,

Ghost

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