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Progressives want to limit free speech to protect the likes of THIS guy?
Canada Free Press ^ | Robert Laurie

Posted on 05/07/2015 11:07:15 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony

Write, draw, publish, or display something these people don't like, and "of course" you should be killed - just like Pamela Geller

Since the Garland, Texas attack on an art exhibit featuring cartoons of “The Prophet Muhammad,” progressives have been falling all over each other to demand sensitivity based “limits” on the First Amendment.

The argument goes that, since Islamists just can’t control themselves, we should be forced to watch what we say lest we offend them and wind up victims of Jihad. In other words, liberals - joined by the likes of Bill O’Reilly and Greta Van Susteren - want us to destroy our rights in an effort to appease those who seek to destroy our rights.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: anjemchoudary; blogpimp; islam; muslims; pamelageller
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1 posted on 05/07/2015 11:07:15 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
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To: Sean_Anthony
Because liberty loving patriotic Americans abhor and are repelled by what this guy represents, the answer is yes.

Progressives DO want to limit free speech rights and protect the likes of that guy.

2 posted on 05/07/2015 11:10:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sean_Anthony

yeah, straw man arguments about an abortionist that was killed 20 years ago or the inquisition are used to show that Christians are just as evil. DU and Kos thrive on that nonsense


3 posted on 05/07/2015 11:11:00 AM PDT by dp0622
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I find gay marriage offensive, think they’ll stop talking about it to be ‘sensitive’ to my feelings? (Maybe if I blow up a few gay weddings then they’d stop?). / liberal logic


4 posted on 05/07/2015 11:13:31 AM PDT by bird4four4 (God Damn America!!! - Mr. Wright, your prayer has been answered 11-4-08)
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Actually, after visiting DummyUnderground, a great many Dummies agree that, no matter how much they despise Geller, she had all the right in the world to say what she said.

That puts them morally and ethically above a number of "conservatives" who believe that people who kill apostates, infidels, homosexuals, and women who do not obey their husbands should not be insulted.

5 posted on 05/07/2015 11:14:27 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2
That puts them morally and ethically above a number of "conservatives" who believe that people who kill apostates, infidels, homosexuals, and women who do not obey their husbands should not be insulted.

Jumped the shark there.

Wipe your mouth and try again.

6 posted on 05/07/2015 11:17:18 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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How does anyone know what dirtbag mohammed looked like anyway if it was against their religion to display a picture of him??


7 posted on 05/07/2015 11:22:51 AM PDT by Stayfree (FLUSH HILLARY OR WE ARE DOOMED!!!!)
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Need to remember who started this conflict.

I find hypocrisy in that folks say Geller should not have had the contest because it’d PO the terrorists, but in fact, the contest is a RESPONSE to Geller getting PO’d at the terrorists.

So shouldn’t the terrorists stop what their doing so they won’t be protested in this fashion?

It’s not like nothing was happening and she just got up one day and said, “Hey, maybe I’ll try to PO some muslims today”.


8 posted on 05/07/2015 11:27:06 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: Stayfree
How does anyone know what dirtbag mohammed looked like anyway if it was against their religion to display a picture of him??

Rumor has it they are working on a "Shroud of Turin" 2.0. If they can only find someone to do it since they will have to kill him if he succeeds.

9 posted on 05/07/2015 11:28:26 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Talisker
On that issue that puts them above many "conservatives." How's that?
10 posted on 05/07/2015 11:31:14 AM PDT by driftless2
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The same NYTimes who defended the “Piss Christ” artist is now condemning Pamela Gellar for being too provocative.


11 posted on 05/07/2015 11:33:07 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (A free society can’t let the parameters of its speech be set by murderous extremists.)
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On that issue that puts them above many "conservatives." How's that?

LOL, you're still promoting a straw-man. You want to NAME some so-called conservatives "who believe that people who kill apostates, infidels, homosexuals, and women who do not obey their husbands should not be insulted"?

12 posted on 05/07/2015 11:42:58 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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A LOT LIKE THIS ASSHAT CHOWDRY!???






13 posted on 05/07/2015 11:49:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ("Never, Never, Never, Give Up," Winston Churchill ><>)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The same NYTimes who defended the “Piss Christ” artist is now condemning Pamela Gellar for being too provocative.

Silly non-leftist; that's different. Christians won't go to the NYT offices and gun them down becasue they are offended, where-as the same can't be said about islamists. Now do you see?

14 posted on 05/07/2015 11:51:24 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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I will confess to being sorely disappointed in both O'Reilly and Van Susteren on a topic that has seldom been in the least controversial, at least during my lifetime. When media celebrities concede that freedom of speech needs to be throttled they throttle themselves, sooner or later. It is simply astonishing that a core value such as freedom of speech is so blithely questioned; is even considered questionable.

What astonishes me is how many fascists there are out there rabid to get Hate Speech laws in place, and worse, how many of them are putative conservatives. It's the sort of behavior one normally would expect from state totalitarians, whose ranks appear of late to have been swelled by progressives, not conservatives.

This thing can't be negotiable or the entire social contract falls apart. O'Reilly, Van Susteren, and the rest have chosen a side, and it isn't our side. In fact, it isn't even their side.

15 posted on 05/07/2015 11:51:31 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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Yes, they “bravely” defend the 1st Amendment when there is no threat to them.


16 posted on 05/07/2015 11:55:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (A free society can’t let the parameters of its speech be set by murderous extremists.)
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To: Talisker
Have you been in a cave the last few days? Bill O'Reilly, Laura Ingraham to name a few.
17 posted on 05/07/2015 1:55:44 PM PDT by driftless2
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*** progressives have been falling all over each other to demand sensitivity based “limits” on the First Amendment. ****

Remember when Larry Flint was shot by a racist serial killer who was upset HUSTLER Magazine had an interracial couple getting it on?

Did ANY of the Libs say Flint had “pushed” too far and brought it on himself by antagonizing racists?
Did any of them say Flint needed to be more sensitive to the felings of the racists?


18 posted on 05/07/2015 3:45:44 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Some times you need more than six shots. Much more.)
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Have you been in a cave the last few days? Bill O'Reilly, Laura Ingraham to name a few.

Sigh. There's these things called quotes. They go with names. Together, they are used to provide context. From that, an argument is made.

This isn't DU. Bumperstickers, over-generalizations, inflammatory innuendo, unstated implications - they don't cut it. If you can't handle these restrictions against unsubstantiated slander, this isn't the place for you.

19 posted on 05/07/2015 5:29:57 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker
Sigh.....You're really something. Get over yourself.
20 posted on 05/07/2015 7:02:03 PM PDT by driftless2
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