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Reid: Probe of Quran Burning Considered
Newsmax ^ | 4/3/2011 | Hiram Reisner

Posted on 04/03/2011 10:21:05 AM PDT by dalight

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says congressional lawmakers are discussing taking some action in response to the Koran burnings of a Tennessee pastor that led to killings at the U.N. facility in Afghanistan and sparked protests across the Middle East, Politico reports.

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech, in light of Tennessee pastor Terry Jones’ Quran burning, and how such actions result in enabling U.S. enemies.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; freespeech; graham; grahamnesty; islam; reid
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Graham leading the charge to enshrine the Terrorists/Murder's right to object to free speech.

This guy needs replaced. Any any other co-sponsors of such legislation and of course any one who would vote for such a thing.

1 posted on 04/03/2011 10:21:11 AM PDT by dalight
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To: dalight

said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech

Any such move would be unconstitutional.


2 posted on 04/03/2011 10:22:27 AM PDT by omega4179 (No war for Brotherhood.)
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To: dalight

Yes, please go on record about the first amendment.


3 posted on 04/03/2011 10:24:19 AM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: dalight

I wonder if Reid would like congress to probe the Mormon Church?


4 posted on 04/03/2011 10:24:27 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Just saying.......)
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To: dalight

Pastor Terry Jones, if this comes to pass, can count on the support of the ACLU. . . . Right???


5 posted on 04/03/2011 10:24:41 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: dalight

Globalism at it finest


6 posted on 04/03/2011 10:24:44 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: dalight

“Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech, in light of Tennessee pastor Terry Jones’ Quran burning, and how such actions result in enabling U.S. enemies.”

This is absolutely outrageous! We should start an effort to have a mass Quran burning! This is total Bullcr@p!


7 posted on 04/03/2011 10:24:44 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: dalight

if he believes there’s a connection he must look into Hollywood.

His thinking means Hollywood has killed far more.


8 posted on 04/03/2011 10:24:44 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: dalight

Linda has totally lost it. MoonBattery.


9 posted on 04/03/2011 10:24:50 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dalight
Leslie Graham is in his last term in South Carolina.

Dingy Harry why don't you hold hearings on Muslim killing Innocent people

Turbin Dicky can asked his witnesses why Muslims feel the need to kill people over burning a book of fiction.

10 posted on 04/03/2011 10:25:34 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: dalight

Yes, we need to investigate. Everybody knows that no muslim ever harmed anybody before this guy burned that Koran.


11 posted on 04/03/2011 10:26:01 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: Paladin2

AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA.


12 posted on 04/03/2011 10:26:26 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: dalight

I have a proposal to limit the 1st Amendment. Any person elected to federal office who talks about limiting the 1st Amendment rights of his fellow citizens gets sent to Leavenworth for 30 years.


13 posted on 04/03/2011 10:27:16 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: omega4179
Any such move would be unconstitutional.

Your point being? Uh, lets see ObamaCare is unconstitutional, and we are still being compelled to spend 100's of Billions of dollars on it. The senseless, useless bombing of Libya is unconstitutional and watch the Congress sit on their haunches. The President hasn't even gotten around to proving that he is Constitutional and yet the beat goes on and Senators state openly they are tired of reading the Constitution.

14 posted on 04/03/2011 10:27:37 AM PDT by dalight
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To: dalight

I was hoping this was satire.


15 posted on 04/03/2011 10:28:56 AM PDT by BBell
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To: dalight

I was hoping this was satire.


16 posted on 04/03/2011 10:29:26 AM PDT by BBell
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To: omega4179
Any such move would be unconstitutional.

Tell that to GWB, who signed a similar measure designed to protect incumbant politicians into law.

17 posted on 04/03/2011 10:30:28 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (The damage from Big Press is already dwarfing the actual damages to the nuclear reactors in Japan)
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To: Castigar
That's what happens when the Constitution is ignored from the beginning. It's a slippery slope.

The "bithers" and Trump were right.

1)President ignores the elegibilbily process by refusing to prove it with documents (even though I have a hunch he was born in the USA)

2) That gives them permission (in their mind) to cram Obamacare down the throats of the American people.

3) Obama goes to the UN to complain about Arizona's "immigration" policy.

4) Obama takes the nation to war after consulting the UN (and not US Congress)

We conservatives cannot pick and choose which parts of the constitution can be allowed to be ignored and which parts should be enforced.

18 posted on 04/03/2011 10:30:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: BBell
I was hoping this was satire.

When reason fails, hope springs eternal.

19 posted on 04/03/2011 10:30:57 AM PDT by dalight
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To: dalight

Hey Graham and Reid, what needs to be limited (eliminated) in our country are murdering radical Muslims and Sharia Law.

Leave the First Amendment alone!


20 posted on 04/03/2011 10:31:04 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dalight
I cannot believe the people of South Carolina reelected that idiot (Lucy Graham) to the Senate in 2008.
21 posted on 04/03/2011 10:31:51 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: dalight

Libs are offended by a Koran burning, but have no problem shredding the US Constitution.


22 posted on 04/03/2011 10:32:11 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: dalight

Though I think burning Korans is boorish and offensive, the Tennessee pastor should claim that he was just acting as a performanance artist.

In fact, he ought to apply for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. When he gets rejected, he ought to sue the NEA for religious discrimination. If a fair justice system could exist in a corrupt political system, it would be a cinch to prove his case in court.


23 posted on 04/03/2011 10:32:19 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: dalight

I’ll burn a free qran. But won’t waste a dime buying one.


24 posted on 04/03/2011 10:32:24 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Sorry for typos: typed with IPhone)
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To: vbmoneyspender
I have a proposal to limit the 1st Amendment. Any person elected to federal office who talks about limiting the 1st Amendment rights of his fellow citizens gets sent to Leavenworth for 30 years.

I have a better proposal, an immediate primary challenge whether Democrat or Republican leading to joblessness for the proposer, seconder or person who votes for such a thing.

25 posted on 04/03/2011 10:32:56 AM PDT by dalight
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To: dalight
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech, in light of Tennessee pastor Terry Jones’ Quran burning, and how such actions result in enabling U.S. enemies.

How does burning a Koran "enable" U.S. Enemies? Were they unable to commit acts of violence before a koran was burned? is Burning a Koran an illegal action which gives muslims the right under international law to kill people?

The courts have ruled that free speech doesn't include the right to words which immediately incite people in a way to create harm. Thus "fire" in a crowded theatre, or burning crosses on your lawn.

That has never applied to actions taken days later, or actions taken by a foriegn country.

I do hope they have this hearing, because it will reveal the depths to which our representatives have sunk in appeasement of the enemy.

26 posted on 04/03/2011 10:33:15 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: dalight

But burning the Bible is ok? Kinda selective outrage.

http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DCshCI90Nfqc

http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DWQBw7koMoPs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anl2GKVcPTk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pPz4xfcvu8


27 posted on 04/03/2011 10:35:47 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: dalight

“Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech, in light of Tennessee pastor Terry Jones’ Quran burning, and how such actions result in enabling U.S. enemies.”

You have got to be f’ing kidding me.

Ok, Lindsey, propose an amendment and put your name to it, you gay piece of garbage.


28 posted on 04/03/2011 10:36:32 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: dalight
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech...

What about limiting the rights of murderous savages to kill people who offend them?

No wait. That's religious expression. That can't be infringed upon.

29 posted on 04/03/2011 10:37:39 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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Let's get rid of our first amendment because the Muslims are offended and might cut off our heads.

Women should wear burkas, because Muslims might get offended and rape them.

Let's denounce Christianity, because Muslims might get offended and declare Jihad on us.

Outrageous!

We need a mass burning of the stupid book. I'm tired of the idiots that keep telling us this is a religion of peace. Obama and his cronies can kowtow to them, AMERICA WILL NOT.

30 posted on 04/03/2011 10:39:06 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: dalight

Why don’t we just keep our traditional freedom of speech and kill Muslims who take offense to our doing so?


31 posted on 04/03/2011 10:44:37 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: dalight

“During World War II, we had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy,” Graham said, adding certain speech can “put our troops at risk.”

Let’s gird our loins and follow Linseed’s logic here:

If some American had burned `Mein Kampf’ during WWII that could have infuriated some Germans, otherwise peaceable people, except for maybe the SS, and caused them to attack our troops with renewed energy?

We’re being led by imbeciles.


32 posted on 04/03/2011 10:44:57 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: FR_addict

I guess we now know what it takes to get Reid and Graham mto treat your religion with some deference.


33 posted on 04/03/2011 10:45:34 AM PDT by organicchemist
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To: tumblindice

As a postscript, they keep telling us that we’re not at war with Islam.


34 posted on 04/03/2011 10:48:07 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: dalight

Isn’t Terry Jones from Florida? Article says Tennessee.


35 posted on 04/03/2011 10:48:30 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: dalight

Just saw a report on FOX on obozo’s statement and one made by Petraeus - I hate to say this but obozo’s was more acceptable than Petraeus’s. At least obozo’s words numbered more in condemnation of the attacks/slaughter in Afghanistan because of this incident. Petraeus only mentioned the burning as being unacceptable or some such claptrap - no condemnation for the actions taken because of it.

Karzi wants Congress to investigate the burning? HA!!!! Why on earth would Congress have any such responsiblity? They have police powers or something we don’t know about?

Show me the law that says you can’t burn a Koran or even a Bible if you so chose. Congress has considered that burning the flag would be acceptable (a symbol of our liberty and freedom) but destroying a book that is meant to inflame and condone murder deserves more protection than that?

I dare say if a Bible were burned in this country, there wouldn’t be any rioting or butchering going on.


36 posted on 04/03/2011 10:49:27 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: dalight

Probe!? What the hell is there to probe? A guy burned a book. The book is still burnt. Just because the book happened to be a koran (devil book) doesn’t justify rioting and killing. Barbarians!


37 posted on 04/03/2011 10:50:29 AM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against thos against good government.")
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To: dalight

This country is so over.


38 posted on 04/03/2011 10:51:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dalight

Soooo, should I send notice to the government if I plan to burn one? I think I should just to see what will happen.


39 posted on 04/03/2011 10:52:30 AM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against thos against good government.")
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To: dalight
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech

They do that and I'll start burning Korans on the capital steps myself. (that's my kneejerk response and I'm sticking with it)

40 posted on 04/03/2011 10:53:25 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: bwc2221
I cannot believe the people of South Carolina reelected that idiot (Lucy Graham) to the Senate in 2008

There are certain segments of this state who also keep reelecting Clyburn.

I didn't vote for either. Those of us who pay attention are wondering why this keeps happening, too.

41 posted on 04/03/2011 10:53:31 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: dalight
"Probe Of Free Speech Considered"

I refuse to show my citizen's papers to Harry Reid, Lindsey Grahamnesty or anyone else.

42 posted on 04/03/2011 10:56:45 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: dalight
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech,...

Amazing.

We need to take our government back as a free people.

43 posted on 04/03/2011 10:57:10 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: FR_addict

Another poster said he’d burn a free Koran but he wouldn’t buy one to burn. I think I would - it just may show how ridiculous this entire episode is. I agree with a mass burning - who cares if they have to be purchsed first? It would be worth it!

They don’t need an excuse to cause mayhem and murder in the world - they just grabbed this for some reason. Then again, they don’t need any reason to do anything - if they can’t kill us, they’ll kill each other.

Can you imagine someone organizing a mass Koran burning somewhere in this country and watching the politicians and media go bonkers? I would love to see others as perturbed as we are over such goings on....


44 posted on 04/03/2011 10:57:42 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: CharlesWayneCT
How does burning a Koran "enable" U.S. Enemies?

As if they need a reason. The Quran tells them to murder. They murder.

The Russian UN worker who claimed to be Muslim was spared. The rest he was trying to hide and protect were murdered. Why doesn't congress investigate that?

45 posted on 04/03/2011 10:59:29 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: dalight

These morons are always looking at ways to reduce freedom. I’m inspired to burn the Koran myself, just to spite these tyrannic morons (and perhaps to agitate the moron Islamofascists that seek to silence dissent).

Attacking the first amendment because some morons in the middle east aren’t ready for social order - BS.


46 posted on 04/03/2011 10:59:44 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: upchuck; SC Swamp Fox
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech, in light of Tennessee pastor Terry Jones’ Quran burning, and how such actions result in enabling U.S. enemies.

Is there any way to recall this traitor?

47 posted on 04/03/2011 10:59:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dalight

Westboro Church gets a pass.


48 posted on 04/03/2011 11:00:06 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: dalight; TheOldLady; Silentgypsy

In other news, a new dinosaur has been discovered...

Terrumrectumorifisoreass

They think it preyed mostly on politicians...


49 posted on 04/03/2011 11:00:43 AM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: submarinerswife
Isn’t Terry Jones from Florida?

Monty Python I think.

50 posted on 04/03/2011 11:00:52 AM PDT by keat
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