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Ann Coulter Banned in New Jersey?
News mac | 6/10/06

Posted on 06/11/2006 9:24:07 AM PDT by hope

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Saturday, June 10, 2006 11:50 p.m. EDT

Ann Coulter Banned in New Jersey?

Two New Jersey Democrats are pushing to have Ann Coulter's new book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," banned from all bookstores in their state because she criticized four 9/11 widows known as "the Jersey Girls."

In a joint press release issued Friday, New Jersey Assemblywomen Joan Quigley and Linda Stender say they want New Jersey retailers to "ban the sale of [Coulter's] book throughout the state."

"Ann Coulter's criticism of 9-11 widows, whose only desire since the attacks have been to repair their shattered lives and protect other families from the horrors they have experienced, is motivated purely by petty greed and hate," the two Democrats complained.

"Coulter's vicious characterizations and remarks are motivated by greed and her desire to sell books . . . She is a leech trying to turn a profit off perverting the suffering of others."

Quigley and Stender conclude:

"No one in New Jersey should buy this book and allow Ann Coulter to profit from her hate-mongering. We are asking New Jersey retailers statewide to stand with us and express their outrage by refusing to carry or sell copies of Coulter's book. Her hate-filled attacks on our 9-11 widows has no place on New Jersey bookshelves."

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To: Enterprise
Government officials have every right of free speech to ask private citizens to boycott things. Private citizens have every right to vote out politicians who advocate bad boycotts.

Government officials also have the power to punish private citizens who don't do what they are "asked." It couldn't be more clear than that.

Around you go....

Government officials have not been delegated the "power to punish private citizens who don't do what they are asked".

Cite such delegated power.

201 posted on 06/11/2006 11:32:10 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Mike Bates
To most people, "ban" suggests the government prohibiting something.

Government Rat officials are the ones pressuring the retailers, and the Rats themselves recognize thir own efforts as a ban.

From the article:

In a joint press release issued Friday, New Jersey Assemblywomen Joan Quigley and Linda Stender say they want New Jersey retailers to "ban the sale of [Coulter's] book throughout the state."

202 posted on 06/11/2006 11:32:43 AM PDT by Mojave
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To: new yorker 77

I don't buy a lot of books these days, have plenty to read for free but I did pick up a copy of Godless Friday and I'm enjoying it immensely. Everytime some idiot liberal does something like cry for a ban it just proves the point Ann makes about attacking liberal saints.


203 posted on 06/11/2006 11:34:15 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: FreeReign
Cite such delegated power.

You are being willfully obtuse because you lack the integrity to concede the point you have been bested on by several posters.

Show a little dignity why don't you?

204 posted on 06/11/2006 11:34:59 AM PDT by papertyger (Evil preys on civility.)
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To: Jameison
Government officials have every right of free speech to ask private citizens to boycott things. Private citizens have every right to vote out politicians who advocate bad boycotts.

Goverment officials have free speech rights to demand supression of other people's free speech rights? Who knew?

There is no right of a private citizen to have their book sold at another citizen's retail store.

You think that there is.

Who knew?

205 posted on 06/11/2006 11:36:39 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: hope
LMBO!!!
Isn't it hilarious how the Democrats use the scumbag "Jersey Girls" exactly the way Ann says they do?
I have no doubt that they fail to see the irony.
206 posted on 06/11/2006 11:36:51 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: DejaJude
"Hate Speech"

"any abusive comment that, when taken in context, tends to or is likely to expose an individual or a group or class of individuals to hatred or contempt on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or mental or physical disability"

Coming soon to Amerika.

207 posted on 06/11/2006 11:37:29 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: JohnD9207
"Significantly, however, Mr. Churchill's and Ms. Coulter's comments drove more people away than they convinced"

I don't know what planet you are living on, but on this planet, An Coulter's book and her comments have had very strong support from the conservative base (You should have heard the mail on Cavuto after Ann appeared on his program).
If you are counting Kos/DU, they don't count. They have been Ann and Bush-haters for like forever.
208 posted on 06/11/2006 11:37:44 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: hope
I Love Ann Coulter.

Liberal Democrat/Republicans/Anti American Socialist Hate her Because they HATE the TRUTH.

GOD BLESS Ann Coulter with his Awsome Grace.
209 posted on 06/11/2006 11:38:33 AM PDT by MisouriMule (The ACLU is a communist front organization dedicated to the destruction of the Constitution of the U)
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To: hope

Oooh! Nothing sells better than an "underground" bestseller. Go Coulter, go!


210 posted on 06/11/2006 11:38:54 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: expatguy
"any abusive comment that, when taken in context, tends to or is likely to expose an individual or a group or class of individuals to hatred or contempt on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or mental or physical disability"

OK. Which one of these are the ladies claiming that Ann committed "hate speech"? Maybe their mental disability?

211 posted on 06/11/2006 11:43:22 AM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: hope

So, Ann has committed blasphemy and sacrilege against the Godless cult of liberalism and is therefore a heretic. I guess they'll burn her at the stake now. She should thank them for proving her right.


212 posted on 06/11/2006 11:43:48 AM PDT by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: FreeReign
"There is no right of a private citizen to have their book sold at another citizen's retail store. "

Why don't we leave it to the retailers themselves to call or not call for bans?
When did harpy RATS politicians in Joisey (who are in power) have the right to call for bans of books they don't like?
213 posted on 06/11/2006 11:43:49 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: papertyger
You are being willfully obtuse because you lack the integrity to concede the point you have been bested on by several posters. Show a little dignity why don't you?

You don't have the dignity to even cut an paste by full argument. You've done that twice.

Instead you take part of what I said and you distort it.

Is that an integrety thing or are you being obtuse?

214 posted on 06/11/2006 11:43:52 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: jude24

One significant difference in Churchill's and Coulter's comments is that Churchill's comments -indeed his entire life - are subsidized by the taxpayer and protected by tenure whereas Ms. Coulter must compete in the free enterprize system. I suggest you read the entire section on the Jersey girls to put her comments in context before you disregard the validity of her remarks.


215 posted on 06/11/2006 11:44:09 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: FreeReign
There is no right of a private citizen to have their book sold at another citizen's retail store. You think that there is. Who knew?

You sound a "Jersey Girl" before having a dead husband to hide behind.

Simply disgusting.

216 posted on 06/11/2006 11:44:14 AM PDT by papertyger (Evil preys on civility.)
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To: Enterprise

It's worth looking at the type of thing that happened to the comic book industry in 1954: Congress didn't actually pass a law censoring the industry, but simply pressured the industry into censoring itself.

In a way, it's even worse, since by not actually making it a matter of law, there is no legal recourse against it.


217 posted on 06/11/2006 11:45:17 AM PDT by Sofa King (A wise man uses compromise as an alternative to defeat. A fool uses it as an alternative to victory.)
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To: bvw

Save the gas and get it on Amazon. More people will read about how many were bought through Amazon. Tomorrow we will see a few NJ retailers saying they aren't selling the book - as if 'sales are down'. More lies.

Buy it at Amazon!


218 posted on 06/11/2006 11:46:33 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Jameison
There is no right of a private citizen to have their book sold at another citizen's retail store.

Why don't we leave it to the retailers themselves to call or not call for bans?

The First Amendment of the Constitutions leaves that right to everybody. Even harpie-rat Jersey politicians.

219 posted on 06/11/2006 11:47:21 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign
It's not a distortion; it's an ellipsis, and it's perfectly respectable.

Are you illiterate? What do you think ellipses are for, anyway?

220 posted on 06/11/2006 11:48:19 AM PDT by papertyger (Evil preys on civility.)
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To: FreeReign
"Government officials have not been delegated the "power to punish private citizens who don't do what they are asked"."

I would point to the DOJ lawsuits against Microsoft when Bill Gates wouldn't donate money to the Democrats. I would point to the IRS audits of Bill O'Reilly and The Heritage Foundation. Power to abuse citizens isn't "delegated," but the power to direct Government agencies to harass and abuse citizens is used nevertheless. But you know that and you can't possibly believe otherwise. And that is why Government Officials should not be "asking" "private citizens," or "retailers" to "ban" things that are Constitutional, such as books, that those same officials find offensive. Would you state that these elected officials would be within of their Constitutional rights to start "asking" "private citizens" or "retailers" to "ban" sales of the Bible?

221 posted on 06/11/2006 11:49:51 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: jude24

The embarrassment goes to the one that needs it to be explained. Or they can buy the book and get the whole picture.


222 posted on 06/11/2006 11:51:03 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: DustyMoment

I wouldn't bother trying to get a copy of this book at you local tax funded library. Censured for sure.


223 posted on 06/11/2006 11:51:38 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: Eagles Talon IV
Embarrassment? Those 4 women rode their husbands caskets to wealth and fame. They CAMPAIGNED for John Kerry. The b*tches are pure sleeze and Ann Coulter was DEAD on. These shmucks are no better then Cindy Sheehan.

And they and their liberal enablers got hit right between the eyes. Good shooting Annie.


224 posted on 06/11/2006 11:51:42 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("fake but accurate": NY Times)
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To: Sofa King
"In a way, it's even worse, since by not actually making it a matter of law, there is no legal recourse against it."

Liberals can always be counted on to suppress the free speech of anyone who opposes them, like any strutting Nazis.
Accompanied by screaming "1st amendment rights" the moment anyone even dares to challenge their Cindy Sheehan like loony left rantings.
225 posted on 06/11/2006 11:52:14 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: hope

Hmm, whatever happened to the First Amendment? Oh, that's only for liberal books and opinions. Ann must be doing a great job to get them this angry. Go girl!


226 posted on 06/11/2006 11:52:30 AM PDT by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: papertyger

You're a great teacher - hopefully, your comment doesn't need to be explained - otherwise it will be an embarrassment! ;)


227 posted on 06/11/2006 11:54:04 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: jude24

"Coulter's statements go well beyond criticism."
Really? One man's criticm is another man's hate speech. And hate speech is still freespeech or Ward Churchill would have been summarily fired from his tax payer funded job.


228 posted on 06/11/2006 11:55:21 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: hope
"Two New Jersey Democrats are pushing to have Ann Coulter's new book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," banned from all bookstores in their state because she criticized four 9/11 widows known as "the Jersey Girls."

Censorship of anything they don't like.

Just part of the Democratic Party SOP of thier Brave New World definition of "tolerance".

No news here.

229 posted on 06/11/2006 11:55:25 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: GRRRRR

What were the comments about stifling, censorship, and the "chill wind?"

If this is just a request not to carry the book, then this is typical liberal symbolism over substance.

If it's an actual book ban, then I have to turn my back on New Jersey, it has effectively seceeded from the Union and has joined San Francisco. BTW, I am originally from New Jersey.


230 posted on 06/11/2006 11:55:53 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: FreeReign
"The First Amendment of the Constitutions leaves that right to everybody. Even harpie-rat Jersey politicians."

Constitution doesn't allow any of these though, and I'll cut and psate from post 221:


"I would point to the DOJ lawsuits against Microsoft when Bill Gates wouldn't donate money to the Democrats. I would point to the IRS audits of Bill O'Reilly and The Heritage Foundation. Power to abuse citizens isn't "delegated," but the power to direct Government agencies to harass and abuse citizens is used nevertheless. But you know that and you can't possibly believe otherwise. And that is why Government Officials should not be "asking" "private citizens," or "retailers" to "ban" things that are Constitutional, such as books, that those same officials find offensive. Would you state that these elected officials would be within of their Constitutional rights to start "asking" "private citizens" or "retailers" to "ban" sales of the Bible?"

That is exactly the direction the Joisey harpy politicians are heading.
231 posted on 06/11/2006 11:56:18 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: hope

I guess I'll have to buy "The book" to see how bad she damaged the nerves of the left. The more they "chastise" her, the larger her bankroll becomes from sales.


232 posted on 06/11/2006 11:57:59 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Don't mess with Texas' Senators <"No amnesty! No how. No way." >)
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To: jude24
"Coulter's statements go well beyond criticism"

You cannot be serious.
Where were these Josiey politician harpies when Ward Churchill made his "Little Eichmann" speech again?
233 posted on 06/11/2006 11:58:53 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: jude24
Tasteless as Ms. Coulter's comments are,

Tasteless? I found them to be perfectely delicious. Sumptuous actually. Very satisfing. Burp!

234 posted on 06/11/2006 12:01:06 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: hope

Unlike the "Jersey Girls", I have actually survived a terror attack on the WTC, and I agree with Ann. They are craven self seeking vultures on the corpses of their dead relatives. Mourn all you want, just don't think your grief is sufficient reason to adjust the foreign policy of the US to your pleasure.


235 posted on 06/11/2006 12:06:11 PM PDT by thoughtomator (A thread without a comment on immigration is not complete)
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To: Fudd Fan
"Jersey" is a sweater, an island off Britain or a breed of cow.

In this case it is "a breed of cow"

236 posted on 06/11/2006 12:08:49 PM PDT by thoughtomator (A thread without a comment on immigration is not complete)
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To: hope
What's interesting is that Liberals aren't decrying the rest of what she said about them being godless.
I'm waiting for a Kerry or Kennedy to step up to defend their religion but they apparently don't know what to say.
Banning the book won't ban her message, it will just make people hungry for it.
237 posted on 06/11/2006 12:08:52 PM PDT by The Brush
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To: Sofa King
Great observation. It is a way of suppressing something without actually legislating against it. I wonder how many of the Congress people are still alive today to observe all the illustrated porn and violence available on the internet. You can suppress something for a while, but only for a while.
238 posted on 06/11/2006 12:12:05 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Enterprise
Government officials have not been delegated the power to punish private citizens who don't do what they are asked. Cite such delegated power.

I would point to the DOJ lawsuits against Microsoft when Bill Gates wouldn't donate money to the Democrats. I would point to the IRS audits of Bill O'Reilly and The Heritage Foundation.

I'm well aware of what you mention but I asked for delegated power.

Power to abuse citizens isn't "delegated," but the power to direct Government agencies to harass and abuse citizens is used nevertheless.

Such abuse of power is legally wrong. See the checks and balances of the Constitution. Abusive politicians can be voted out of office; Abusive politicians can be impeached; and abusive politicians can be prosecuted for breaking laws.

All of that being a perfect deterrent? Of course not.

Look. The Jersey girls are free to say the wrong things that they say; Ann Coulter is free to call the Jersey girls on it; Book store owners are free to sell or not sell Ann Coulters books and airhead Jersey pols are free to advocate boycotts.

That's the what the first Amendment means.

If we disagree, fine.

239 posted on 06/11/2006 12:12:23 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: hope

I hope Ann occasionally reads FReeper posts. She deserves to know how much real people love her.

:-) I'd love to shake your hand, Ann. You're a brave, bright, beautiful lady.


240 posted on 06/11/2006 12:15:30 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: FreeReign
"I'm well aware of what you mention but I asked for delegated power."

"Power to abuse citizens isn't "delegated," but the power to direct Government agencies to harass and abuse citizens is used nevertheless."

That was, and is, the answer you'll keep getting.

241 posted on 06/11/2006 12:16:40 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Jameison
The First Amendment of the Constitutions leaves that right to everybody. Even harpie-rat Jersey politicians."

Constitution doesn't allow any of these though, and I'll cut and psate from post 221:..................... That is exactly the direction the Joisey harpy politicians are heading.

When the Jersey, harpy, and haggy politicians go in that direction, fry their butts.

In the mean time advocate to vote their sorry butts out.

242 posted on 06/11/2006 12:18:48 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Jameison

Thanks, I appreciate it.


243 posted on 06/11/2006 12:19:01 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: JohnD9207

Are you sure that Churchill's comments drove anyone away from his side? It seemed to me that it made him a hero of the loony left.


244 posted on 06/11/2006 12:22:37 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: presently no screen name; Jeff Head
As you are both pointing out, Government Officials are trotting out the Jersey Girls as an excuse to censor the First Amendment. They are a "shield" to be used by politicians to deprive others of a Constitutional right. Ann has them pegged, oh does she EVER have them pegged!
245 posted on 06/11/2006 12:22:53 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: bandleader

The most politically corrupt state in the nation, yet the sensibilities of these democrat politicians are offended by Anns' book! Swell.


246 posted on 06/11/2006 12:25:45 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (Sad but true)
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To: jude24
Nope.

The entire state of NJ is parodied BECAUSE it elected nitwits like that many times, and BECAUSE it continues to elect and run liberal people like these women consistently and continually.
247 posted on 06/11/2006 12:27:50 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: jdm

Lis Wiehl used to have really frizzy hair. Then she got a makeover when she became a legal analyst on Fox. Greta van Susteren had the same deal: a big makeover. What is it with fox legal women?


248 posted on 06/11/2006 12:29:56 PM PDT by Koblenz (Holland: a very tolerant country. Until someone shoots you on a public street in broad daylight...)
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To: jdm

Lis Wiehl used to have really frizzy hair. Then she got a makeover when she became a legal analyst on Fox. Greta van Susteren had the same deal: a big makeover. What is it with fox legal women?


249 posted on 06/11/2006 12:29:59 PM PDT by Koblenz (Holland: a very tolerant country. Until someone shoots you on a public street in broad daylight...)
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To: FreeReign

Governments don't have a right to harass private citizens.


I agree but who will stop them if they do? No one - and they will/can make you life a living hell. Ask the clinton victims who 'just happened' to have their taxes audited by the gov't.


250 posted on 06/11/2006 12:33:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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