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Obama considers revoking trademark for Washington Redskins because some people said it was offensive
wordpress ^ | Janaury 21, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill

Posted on 01/21/2014 1:29:52 AM PST by grundle

Obama considers revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people said it was offensive

It was recently reported that the Obama administration was considering revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people said it was offensive.

This could set a horrible precedent.

Just about every R-rated movie includes content that someone would consider offensive, whether that content be violence, sex, profanity, etc. The same can be said for the content of many books, the lyrics of many songs, the content of many paintings, etc. If any copyright, patent, trademark, etc., can be revoked because someone finds it offensive, then I can’t even begin to imagine how much damage this would cause to the concept of intellectual property, as well as to the arts, sciences, music, literature, movies, etc.

There is no such thing as a right to not be offended. The whole point of protecting free speech in the first place is to protect speech that some people might find offensive. If we only protected speech that was dull, bland, and non-controversial, there wouldn’t be much point to having such protection in the first place.



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KEYWORDS: bho44; dictators; nfl; obama; politicalcorrectness; redskins; zerotolerance
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1 posted on 01/21/2014 1:29:52 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Aside from dictatorial arrogance, what gives him the power to do that? Given the number of people that find him offensive, why is he still in office?


2 posted on 01/21/2014 1:35:53 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: grundle

Major lawsuit

1st amendment


3 posted on 01/21/2014 1:41:37 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: grundle

They will become the Washington Comrades?


4 posted on 01/21/2014 1:45:16 AM PST by AlexW
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To: grundle

We’re all gonna die

You’re gonna die

I’m gonna die

Just not today

(old man) “Let’s drop some lead on that mthrfkr!”

BOOM!!!

Later Tater

To Bad, So Sad...Buh Bye ...


5 posted on 01/21/2014 1:45:30 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: grundle

Oklahoma!


6 posted on 01/21/2014 1:48:53 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: grundle

What about Browns? Should Europeans be upset about Vikings? Are gays upset about Packers? Patriots could be offensive to liberals and the British. Every name is potentially offensive to somebody.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 1:53:30 AM PST by BinaryBoy (RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: AlexW

The “Washington Mac Daddies” as a tribute to himself.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 2:01:45 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: grundle

....”I’ve got a pen”....he got tired of drawing a red line in the sand. In another year he’ll be down to crayons where he belongs.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 2:04:40 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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10 posted on 01/21/2014 2:04:51 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Doogle

One of these days people will see Obama’s grades. I highly doubt he passed any constitutional law course let alone law school.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 2:48:35 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: grundle
There is no such thing as a right to not be offended.

Well, somehow they found the right to kill inconvenient children in the Constitution, I would think finding the right to not be offended wouldn't be too hard.

12 posted on 01/21/2014 2:55:01 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: grundle

France and Napoleonic Law vs. British Common Law. One code declares what is legal and therefore the rest illegal, the other declares what is illegal and therefore that which remained was legal. Ah, our emperor wears no clothes.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 2:56:44 AM PST by Jumper
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To: Lumper20

He may well have passed the courses but has learned that now he can ignore the law.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 2:57:42 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Lumper20
One of these days people will see Obama’s grades. I highly doubt he passed any constitutional law course let alone law school.

Well, truth be told, he didn't pass (active voice); he was passed (passive voice).

Liberal Institution: "Oh, Obama? That smooth-talking Kenyan kid?"

Board of Regents: "Yeah, him. He never went to class; smoked dope all the time."

Liberal Institution: "But, it would look bad for us to flunk a 'person of color'."

Board of Regents: [sighs] "Fine"


15 posted on 01/21/2014 3:04:46 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: grundle

change it to foreskins, a dick for a nose!


16 posted on 01/21/2014 3:15:21 AM PST by dalereed
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I do not see why we are giving him such a rough time.

He is willing to take on the HARD TASKS such as
USSR and their stand against gays,
names of football teams,
brackets for the NCAA tournament,
concussions for football players,
intervening in local govt and opining on criminal matters,
and many more trivial matters.
ETC.....

Like the guy used to say, “I am in charge in my house. My wife raises the family and takes care of the bills and other finances BUT I make the important decisions, Like what to do about the Middle East, Athletes salaries, and on occasion, get to choose a TV show.”


17 posted on 01/21/2014 3:19:49 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: clearcarbon

If he decrees it and it sticks then he has the power. Worse, his relationship with the society is altered toward real dictatorship in yet another not-very-small step.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 3:28:10 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: grundle

Obama is even going to turn D.C. Republican!


19 posted on 01/21/2014 3:42:38 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Lumper20

...you don’t go to Harvard with a “c” grade from Occidental without BIG Arab donations in your pocket for then....and to hide your records recently
A typical street hustler as editor of the Harvard Law Review?....it must have been massive ($$$$$$$$$)...of course applying for aid as a foreign student helps with the pocket money along with the 6 Social Security cards to get more (assistance...$$$$$$) and skip paying taxes


20 posted on 01/21/2014 3:49:44 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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