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Mass. senator seeks to regulate TV, Internet, radio for ‘hate crimes’ (Markey)
The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 05/01/2014 9:08:28 AM PDT by jazusamo

Democrat Sen. Edward Markey from Massachusetts says the government should crack down on broadcast messages that promote what he calls hate crimes, by regulating content on television, radio and the Internet.

He’s proposed commissioning a government study to find ways to stop the broadcast outlets from “encouraging hate crimes” through their various communications, Breitbart reported.

But First Amendment supporters say it can’t be done.

“This proposed legislation is worse than merely silly,” said civil liberties lawyer Harvey Silverglate, in Breitbart. “It is dangerous. It is not up to Sen. Markey, nor to the federal government, to define for a free people what speech is and is not acceptable.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: censorship; firstamendment; hatecrimes; hatespeech; markey
Markey is an idiot and Alan Dershowitz says why in plain simple words.
1 posted on 05/01/2014 9:08:28 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Hate Crime = Conservative Speaking


2 posted on 05/01/2014 9:11:19 AM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: jazusamo

The biggest hate crime here is Markey being foisted upon the people of Assachusetts! He cannot even rise to the level of “moron”! For Eddie that would be a goal!


3 posted on 05/01/2014 9:13:44 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: jazusamo

The EXEMPT are hated because they deliberately
keep the US Borders wide open while arming al Qaeda,
and deliberately invite terrorists in to murder,
such as with the Boston Atrocity.

In the place of their Oath, the hated EXEMPT
such as ice-cream salesman Markey
are going after Americans.

This cannot possibly end well.


4 posted on 05/01/2014 9:14:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

Exactly...Can you imagine the party 0bama, Reid, Pelosi, Holder and most all Dems would have should a bill like this pass?

0bama would be calling on all of them to submit suggestions for executive orders.


5 posted on 05/01/2014 9:17:26 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

That would depend on who is defining the ‘hate crime’.

It would change from political administration to administration.

This is nothing more than a flagrant attempt to muzzle free speech.

The idea is wrought with unintended consequences.


6 posted on 05/01/2014 9:17:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: jazusamo

Infringing on our liberties is about as hateful as it gets.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 9:18:15 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: jazusamo

I am free to hate whomever I choose to hate, Mr. Markey.

There is no such thing as a hate crime.

Mr. Markey is a madman.


8 posted on 05/01/2014 9:20:23 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: TomGuy; all the best

Well said by you both.

We have a First Amendment for a reason but leftists abhor it.


9 posted on 05/01/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Markey is an idiot

I disagree. The people who voted for him ARE idiots, but Markey is a statist who wants total government control over every aspect of our lives. He's far worse than an idiot. He's a dangerous wannabe tyrant.

10 posted on 05/01/2014 9:23:20 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: TomGuy
The idea is wrought with unintended consequences.

What makes you think the consequences are unintended?

11 posted on 05/01/2014 9:24:51 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

You make an excellent point, especially with the dangerous wannabe tyrant part.


12 posted on 05/01/2014 9:26:22 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
I suppose he skipped that part of civics class that taught "Congress shall make no law..."
13 posted on 05/01/2014 9:26:33 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: acapesket

I find two things that unsettle me.
1. Markey was NOT “foisted” on the people of Mass. He was duly and legally VOTED into that office. (Not by me)
2. Alan Dershowitz is beginning to make statements I agree with. One of us is going off the rails. Anyway, when he is correct, he is correct.


14 posted on 05/01/2014 9:26:58 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: jazusamo

Hate crime is defined by whomever is in power.


15 posted on 05/01/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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16 posted on 05/01/2014 9:27:42 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I don’t get it.

I am already forced to contribute tax money to media (NPR/PBS) that regularly engage in hate speech.

If Markey wants to stop “hate speech” on the air, how about gov’t stop funding it? Just as a first step.


17 posted on 05/01/2014 9:28:49 AM PDT by Peet (The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle)
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To: jazusamo

Wonder if we Commonwealth denizens’ll be allowed to post here on Freep.

Remember, this is the land that’s enforcing anti-gun legislation via the quasi-legal ‘Attorney General’s Safety Regulations’.

In a thoroughly Marxian republic, neither the law nor common sense means anything.


18 posted on 05/01/2014 9:29:02 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: jazusamo

One of the peculiar phenomena of our time is the renegade Liberal.

Over and above the familiar Marxist claim that ‘bourgeois liberty’ is an illusion, there is now a widespread tendency to argue that one can only defend democracy by totalitarian methods.

If one loves democracy, the argument runs, one must crush its enemies by no matter what means.

And who are its enemies?

It always appears that they are not only those who attack it openly and consciously, but those who ‘objectively’ endanger it by spreading mistaken doctrines.

In other words, defending democracy involves destroying all independence of thought.

This argument was used, for instance, to justify the Russian purges.

The most ardent Russophile hardly believed that all of the victims were guilty of all the things they were accused of. but by holding heretical opinions they ‘objectively’ harmed the régime, and therefore it was quite right not only to massacre them but to discredit them by false accusations.

The same argument was used to justify the quite conscious lying that went on in the leftwing press about the Trotskyists and other Republican minorities in the Spanish civil war.

And it was used again as a reason for yelping against habeas corpus when Mosley was released in 1943.

These people don’t see that if you encourage totalitarian methods, the time may come when they will be used against you instead of for you.

Make a habit of imprisoning Fascists without trial, and perhaps the process won’t stop at Fascists.

George Orwell


19 posted on 05/01/2014 9:29:16 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: jazusamo

As if this government would ever stamp out the works of those against Christianity. The Leftists in government use taxpayer money to FUND them.


20 posted on 05/01/2014 9:31:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jazusamo

And.....so it begins.

First, Race Police. Then speech police. Then gender police. Then sexuality police. And finally, thought police.

WE ALL KNOW WHAT’S NEXT.


21 posted on 05/01/2014 9:31:22 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: jazusamo
Hey,Ed...try this on for size:

ALL 30 MILLION ILLEGALS MUST BE DEPORTED

How's *that* for a hate crime?

I live in Massachusetts...come and get me!

22 posted on 05/01/2014 9:33:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Jack Hammer
In a thoroughly Marxian republic, neither the law nor common sense means anything.

You just can't tolerate the thought of a black Governor.

23 posted on 05/01/2014 9:35:45 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Jack Hammer
In a thoroughly Marxian republic, neither the law nor common sense means anything

Yet the blame rests squarely on the majority of masshole voters who knowing what the politicians stand for enthusiastically elected them. Your neighbors are your enemy.

24 posted on 05/01/2014 9:36:43 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: jazusamo

Because we the people are too stupid to think for ourselves.


25 posted on 05/01/2014 9:37:18 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: jazusamo

This idiot doesn’t get to decide as per the First Amendment.


26 posted on 05/01/2014 9:38:44 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jazusamo

Ditto,and then some.

I never could stand him.

.


27 posted on 05/01/2014 9:39:28 AM PDT by Mears
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To: jazusamo

Markey is perfect in combination with Fauxcahontas for the idiot senator daily double award.

I think that even beats DiFi and Boxer shorts.

NYS was #1 when they had Hillary and Shuck Chumer.


28 posted on 05/01/2014 9:46:15 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: jazusamo

Statist Dictator. We all know where he is going with this.


29 posted on 05/01/2014 9:46:28 AM PDT by ZULU (Devil Patrick FREE Justina Pelletier!!!)
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To: jazusamo

When a lefty like Dershowitz disagrees with another leftwingnut, then you know the left has gone too far.


30 posted on 05/01/2014 9:46:52 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: jazusamo

http://www.markey.senate.gov/

He looks like the kind of moron who feels he can judge other people and tell them what to do.


31 posted on 05/01/2014 9:47:42 AM PDT by ZULU (Devil Patrick FREE Justina Pelletier!!!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

BTTT


32 posted on 05/01/2014 9:48:54 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

“That would depend on who is defining the ‘hate crime’.
It would change from political administration to administration.”

There won’t be any significant difference between one administration and the next if the Progressive Left is able to finish what they’ve started. Add 20 million left-leaning voters through Amnesty and figure out a way to control the internet and other “alternative media” and you can count on Clintons, Obamas, Bush’s and Romneys from here on out.

Americans should never have let the concept of “Hate-Crimes” take hold. Once you can increase criminal penalties for “hateful motivations” it’s a very short step indeed to outlawing speech itself.


33 posted on 05/01/2014 9:49:37 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: ZULU

No doubt about it. He’s pulled some idiotic stunts but this one reflects his superiority complex big time.


34 posted on 05/01/2014 9:53:37 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

This was predictable.
Only ACTIONS can be a crime. Hate is not an action. Therefore hate is not a crime.

But they made it a crime in the minds of many. They did it with “hate crime laws” that added a penalty to a real crime when the crime was motivated by certain specified types of hate.

Then, by magic, they dropped the requirement that there be a real crime.

So now, just plain hate is a crime.


35 posted on 05/01/2014 10:00:24 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: jazusamo

Hey senator, shut up. Your job is to safeguard the rights of your state against the ever growing federal government.


36 posted on 05/01/2014 10:00:57 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jazusamo

Go the **** to North Korea, Markey, you piece of s***.


37 posted on 05/01/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: jazusamo

I guess Jay Z would still be able to promote that all whites are devils though


38 posted on 05/01/2014 10:09:53 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jazusamo

Maybe he could start in the House, in particular at the CBC.


39 posted on 05/01/2014 11:03:19 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: jazusamo
Journalists use the First Amendment as a writ for them to behave as a priestly class, due respect for “objectivity” which they continually demonstrate their lack of.

When it comes to actual respect for the real intent of the First Amendment, hardly anyone can be counted on for that.

40 posted on 05/01/2014 12:28:30 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

The Dersh is a piglet but he is well versed in the law and he is pro Israel so I don’t mind him.
You have no idea how much voter fraud goes on here. Who do you think old Joe
K was in cahoots with?
E. Fauxchahontas is much my Senator as Dumball is my Governor.


41 posted on 05/01/2014 6:27:49 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Lazamataz

Ditto——and he’s my senator.

:-)

.


42 posted on 05/01/2014 6:35:35 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Gay State Conservative

You’re being sarcastic, right?


43 posted on 05/01/2014 9:41:12 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: from occupied ga

Unfortunately, my “neighbors” stretch all across the entire country; they’re called “Democrats.”


44 posted on 05/01/2014 9:43:31 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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