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Supreme Court Justice Breyer Open to Banning Koran Burning
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 09/14/2010 6:19:55 AM PDT by kristinn

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has expressed a willingness to ban protesters from burning the Koran as the modern day equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theater.

The Supreme Court has ruled burning the American flag in protest is protected speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Breyer spoke to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's Good Morning America today:

But Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told me on "GMA" that he's not prepared to conclude that -- in the internet age -- the First Amendment condones Koran burning.

“Holmes said it doesn’t mean you can shout 'fire' in a crowded theater,” Breyer told me. “Well, what is it? Why? Because people will be trampled to death. And what is the crowded theater today? What is the being trampled to death?”

Breyer is promoting his new book, Making Our Democracy Work.

Breyer was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.


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1 posted on 09/14/2010 6:20:02 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Only if he’s also open to banning flag burning!


2 posted on 09/14/2010 6:21:22 AM PDT by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: kristinn

WTF?


3 posted on 09/14/2010 6:21:38 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: kristinn
Bet he won't ban any kind of desecration of Christian symbols!

His ACLU masters wouldn't let him.

4 posted on 09/14/2010 6:21:41 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: kristinn

If threats of violence trump free speech, there is none.

You’d think a Supreme Court justice could figure that out.


5 posted on 09/14/2010 6:21:56 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: kristinn

What an idiot. theres a race for dumbest Justice, Kennedy or this boob.


6 posted on 09/14/2010 6:22:02 AM PDT by drdirt333
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To: kristinn

Well also Justice Breyer, BAN burning of the American flag also. Thank-you.


7 posted on 09/14/2010 6:22:03 AM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: kristinn

Burning the flag is protected free speech but burning the Koran isn’t? Bizarro world, up is down, black is white.


8 posted on 09/14/2010 6:22:07 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: kristinn

Hello! Bye Bye 1st Amendment.


9 posted on 09/14/2010 6:22:09 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: FrogMom

Took the words right out of my mouth! :)


10 posted on 09/14/2010 6:22:51 AM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: kristinn

A real respecter of the First Amendment, isn’t he? (off sarcasm)


11 posted on 09/14/2010 6:23:09 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: I cannot think of a name

I guess Christians need to be more violent about protecting our religion... then they’ll be more respectful. /sarc

Seriously, can’t these libs see what they’re saying?
They are admitting that they only respect the threat of violence.

Maybe we should keep that in mind when they attempt their little control-freak policies.


12 posted on 09/14/2010 6:23:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kristinn
Idiotic! This is a sophisticated rendering of "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." You can't do/say that because someone will get violent and hurt people. The First Amendment is about to get gutted.

13 posted on 09/14/2010 6:23:59 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: kristinn

...this is good stuff...ban Koran burning, but letting the flag burn will only p*ss people off more...and get them to the polls.


14 posted on 09/14/2010 6:24:04 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: kristinn

Breyer is creepy.

I think Koran burning publicity stunts are colossally stupid, but I couldn’t dream of any constitutional reason to ban them.


15 posted on 09/14/2010 6:24:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: kristinn
All of which is a nonsense discussion not grounded in any reality ~ and that is because Breyer, in his real persona, is a fascist pig.

It's not the shouting of fire in a crowded theater that is the risky act ~ it's the shouting of fire WHEN THERE IS NO FIRE in a crowded theater. Otherwise, with a fire present, it's probably more murderous to NOT shout FIRE.

With 1.4 billion people already held captive by several ill-considered permutations of Islam the theater is burning to the ground.

16 posted on 09/14/2010 6:24:30 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Menehune56

What about burning the Bible? I guess we can’t tell the Saudis what to do though. Instead let’s send them a whole bunch of money.


17 posted on 09/14/2010 6:24:45 AM PDT by altura
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To: kristinn

If we’re going to limit the 1st Amendment, why don’t we just ban Islam?


18 posted on 09/14/2010 6:25:20 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: Interesting Times
You’d think a Supreme Court justice could figure that out.

Breyer was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.

19 posted on 09/14/2010 6:25:48 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: running_dog_lackey

Nailed it.


20 posted on 09/14/2010 6:25:50 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: MrB

“Seriously, can’t these libs see what they’re saying?”

Yes they can, and they say it very clearly:

Anything that goes against traditional American values is good

Anything that reinforces traditional American values is bad


21 posted on 09/14/2010 6:25:53 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Interesting Times

I’m ready to nominate Pastor Terry Jones as Man of the Year for exposing where everyone stands on the First Amendment.


22 posted on 09/14/2010 6:26:00 AM PDT by kristinn (Since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

*facepalm*


23 posted on 09/14/2010 6:26:00 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: kristinn
Making our democracy work

It works just fine as a Constitutional Republic, thank you very much.

The fact that you as a Supreme Court Justice are trying to change that make me think you should step down from your position.

24 posted on 09/14/2010 6:26:08 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: kristinn
“Holmes said it doesn’t mean you can shout 'fire' in a crowded theater,” Breyer told me. “Well, what is it? Why? Because people will be trampled to death. And what is the crowded theater today? What is the being trampled to death?”

So are they finally admitting all the death and destruction is due to the fact muslims lack the ability to behave in a civilized manner?

If this doesn't fit the definition of 'terrorism', what does?

25 posted on 09/14/2010 6:26:08 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am ~person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not an 'entity' as created by the laws of man.)
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To: muawiyah

Great post. Thank you.


26 posted on 09/14/2010 6:26:11 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: kristinn
Obviously, he wants to burn the Constitution.
27 posted on 09/14/2010 6:26:29 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: I cannot think of a name

They know EXACTLY what they’re doing.


28 posted on 09/14/2010 6:27:39 AM PDT by misanthrope (Liberals just plain suck!!)
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To: I cannot think of a name

I know that that’s what their ideology is (though if you put it to them that way, they’d vehemently and emotionally deny it)

My point is that they are saying that they’ll only respect someone’s religious beliefs and cultural values if violence is threatened...


29 posted on 09/14/2010 6:27:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: altura
...."I guess we can’t tell the Saudis "......

It's not the Saudis that burned Bibles in Afghanistan, it was our own military.

30 posted on 09/14/2010 6:28:03 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: kristinn

This is what’s so frustrating about our current laws - there’s no consistency. The fed. government has actually FUNDED works of “art” meant to desecrate Christian symbols and that invite people to trample on our flag. These were SUPPORTED by the National Endowment for the Arts. All kinds of offensive speech has been deemed constitutionally protected - until now. Why? Because it’s like yelling FIRE in a crowded theater? This is very very bad legal reasoning, IMO. We’re no longer a nation of laws that make sense. We’re no longer a nation of laws.


31 posted on 09/14/2010 6:28:10 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: MBB1984

Everyday its something new with these idiots...


32 posted on 09/14/2010 6:28:14 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: kristinn

Pastor Terry Jones, from the SHOW ME State of Missouri! Exposing a national cowardise


33 posted on 09/14/2010 6:28:22 AM PDT by Broker (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: FrogMom
He later issued a statement that said, “We are scared to Death of the Islamic world. Please don’t hurt us Mr. Hitler…er….ehm…that is to say, Muslims.

We won’t do anything to offend. PLEASE DON”T HURT US! WE BEG YOU! Here, we’ll make it into a law. Will that appease you?
O, where is the great Neville Chamberlain when you need him?…

34 posted on 09/14/2010 6:28:25 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: kristinn

Liberal coward.

Sorry for the redundancy. Word “coward” automatically implied.


35 posted on 09/14/2010 6:28:31 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: kristinn

So he’s saying that if other religions want equal rights they must go on violent, murderous rampages every time their sensibilities are offended.


36 posted on 09/14/2010 6:28:36 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: kristinn
So Justice Breyer is confirming that Muslims are barbarians and will act accordingly.

Crying "Fire!" in a crowded theater would possibly result in people stampeding to safety because they fear for their lives.

In the case of a Koran burning, Breyer's statement seems to assume that the primitive behavior of Muslims would cause them to trample to death the Koran burners.

One is an example of self-preservation, the other is an example of murder.

37 posted on 09/14/2010 6:28:39 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: kristinn
Supreme Court Justice Breyer Open to Banning Koran Burning

DUMBA$$

38 posted on 09/14/2010 6:28:41 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: kristinn

So the message is that if you want your symbols protected violence is the answer. These people have moved beyond stupid.


39 posted on 09/14/2010 6:30:10 AM PDT by hometoroost (Somewhere a community is missing its cruise director)
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To: MBB1984

Does nhe also feel the same about

(a) my dog crapping on it
(b) using it as toilet paper
(c) shredding it
(d) laughing at it
(e) spitting on it
(f) using it to line the bird cage
(g) wrapping fish in it
(h) ignoring it
(i) owning a copy when you aren’t a moon-worshipper
(j) using it to hold doors open
...and so forth.


40 posted on 09/14/2010 6:30:21 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: kristinn

Maybe the Supreme Court could ban hijacking airplanes and slamming them into the World Trade Center.


41 posted on 09/14/2010 6:30:21 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial President. EVER.)
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To: Biggirl
*Well also Justice Breyer, BAN burning of the American flag also. Thank-you.*

...and the burning of any Christian symbol, and of putting Christian symbols in urine and being awarded taxpayer money.

42 posted on 09/14/2010 6:30:49 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: kristinn

The lines are being drawn. Here we see clearly who is the enemy. When the time comes, we will know exactly who to punish.


43 posted on 09/14/2010 6:31:46 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: kristinn
This means that if he is "open" to this....

...he will be "open" to anything.

"Justice" Breyer is a fool....

44 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:00 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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I’m ready to nominate Pastor Terry Jones as Man of the Year for exposing where everyone stands on the First Amendment.

I think you're right. Jones, as far as I can see, is a bit of a flake. He's not really the sort of fellow I would follow -- but he has performed a valuable service. He got the Moslems to show what kind of people they are, he got the media to show us (again) what they care about, and he's even got a Supreme Court justice admitting that he really doesn't care about the First Amendment.

The cards are on the table now.

45 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: drdirt333

I think you forget that the race now includes the wise latina and the ‘no inalienable rights’ Kagan. Talk about a race to the bottom.


46 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:27 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: kristinn

What a stupid idea!


47 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:27 AM PDT by quesera (We are so screwed!!)
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To: Interesting Times

“If threats of violence trump free speech, there is none.

You’d think a Supreme Court justice could figure that out.”

Very well said. Bad behavior is being rewarded when the law is adjusted to accommodate it. This just reinforces the use of increasing levels of bad behavior by the extremists to obtain their goals.


48 posted on 09/14/2010 6:32:40 AM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: txhurl

Have you seen anything this stupid before?


49 posted on 09/14/2010 6:33:30 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Biggirl
*Took the words right out of my mouth! :)*

Sorry, you're not allowed to say that. Ask the courts if you are allowed to take the words out of anyone’s mouth. That seems to be the job of the Feds. You are not allowed to point out that someone has taken the words out of your mouth. It is verboten!

You might be reported to flag@whitehouse.gov

50 posted on 09/14/2010 6:33:30 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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