Skip to comments.Supreme Court Justice Breyer Open to Banning Koran Burning
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 doesnt 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.
This administration stands with those who threaten violence.
Actually, I was speaking less metaphorically. Take my gun and the creative weapon between my ears can create a "deadly weapon" from almost anything. From the ingredients I find in my kitchen or my garage I can make napalm, chlorine gas, all manner of explosives (with or without shrapnel) and the list continues. From there it's just a matter of practicing the time honored military tradition of TRADE UP. If I have a knife, I can GET a handgun. If I have a handgun, I can GET an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW). All I need is a starting point and the "getting" is unlimited. Tanks, mortars, whatever. So you see, they really don't want to let slip (in the words of Shakespeare) the old war dogs if they can help it.
He's a-ok with Christian Bibles being desecrated in public owned venues.
It's pure Saul Alinsky.
They taint ALL tea partier and all pro-lifers with the "accusation" of violent rhetoric and actions.
Stalinists lie. ALWAYS.
The new congress needs to modify the appointment system to remove life time appointments. Then some of the problem children could be disclipined.
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Let me see if I've got this straight:
- Burning the Holy Bible - protected free speech.
- Burning the American flag - protected free speech.
- Burning the Holy Bible - the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theater.
This is possibly the most illogical rationale for pandering to the Islamofascists that I've ever heard.
Shouting “fire in a crowded theater” creating a stampede for the exits is a normal reaction of all peoples in all cultures. The burning of religious books and symbols does not fall within this test. And you’d think the Justice would get this. How dumb.
Pull this unconstitutional tyrant off the bench.
No more Christmas pageants or choral programs at schools
No praying in school
No Christmas displays in the public square
No mention of Thanks to God or Jesus Christ during a graduation ceremony
A portrait of the Virgin Mary covered in cow dung in a museum is protected as “free speech”
and on & on & on
If Breyer had his way the Koran will be protected by SCOTUS?
He is so wrong. Burning the Koran does not incite violence anymore than burning the Bible incites violence. The violence is self incited.
I am sure Stephanopolus asked Breyer if the REAL issue is the lack of self-control on the part of the herd?
There it is again. Obama used that phrase the other day too. It struck me odd he appeared to blame the internet, when it was cable news that really kept the story alive all through August. Wouldn't have anything to do with them want to take over the internet...........nah.
As if I didn't know
So I guess kicking the shiz out of anyone burning a flag is a way to get The Court to ban it, according to this logic. Somehow I do not think this is what was intended, The Constitution is not supposed to morph with public opinion, it is amended by a 3/4 majority of The People’s representatives.
Next time someone burns a flag, trample the spectators to death, and cut the heads off the burners.
And make it a REAL banishment.
The internet has been around since the late 1960s. I’ve been online since the mid-1980s. Websites have been popular since 1995.
Hard to call this “an age” now worthy of special considerations of the Constitution.
Islamists live in the 8th Century. ANYTHING more modern than that is a “modern age” to them.
They are intolerant of other faiths (Saudis burn Bibles and kill non-muslims who dare enter some of their segregated cities) and do not recognize the laws of other nations (like the United States’ freedom of speech and freedom of religion including being CRITICAL of a religion).
Where are all of those who demand that religion be behind closed doors today?
Then so is buring the Koran.
Screw Breyer and any other justice who goes along with this garbage.
They call this the Land of Great Satan. The only way they are going to “accept us” is to submit to Islam.
And even then we will be unfit to marry their women.
The courts have interpreted free speech quite broadly, as we all know (e.g., flag burning). That a Justice of the USSC would fall into the PC trap of placing Quran burning beyond the reach of similar interpretation is pretty sad. We had a local story about a guy burning a "Rainbow Flag" (who could be against rainbows?) on Gay and Lesbian Pride Day. Think the ACLU stood up for his free speech rights? Fat chance. They wanted to get him for a "hate crime", but I think all they pinned on him was an illegal burning rap (no permit to burn).
But, of course, Breyer would uphold putting crosses in bottles of urine at taxpayer expense as a free speech.
Nah, Kennedy is only the fifth dumbest judge.
Nah, Kennedy is only the fifth dumbest judge.
Dictatorship in the making.
Bible burning... okay.
Um, wouldn’t this be imposing religion?
Furious is the only word to describe this.
Muslims are now apparently a protected class. Who knew it took psychopaths flying planes into high rises to establish that?
I guess if Christians start rioting every time a Crucifix is placed into urine, speech against Christians will be banned too.
Great precedent to set.....MORON!
They have a death wish. Self-haters.
You would think the feminists and GLBT factions would have a problem with Islam. Man who was ‘building bridges’ re: Islam, saws his wife’s head off... Crickets. Honor killing and genital mutilation here in the US... nada. Rape... La, la, la, we can’t hear you.
Maybe no one told NOW and NARAL abortion biz would be nil.
They thought barefoot and pregnant was bad, wait till they meet Sharia.
I nominate you to SCOTUS.
I’ve got an idea. If Muslims react violently, send in the troops or the cops. Arrest them, or shoot them if necessary, just as one would do, not Christians, real Christians don’t riot or murder, but Westerners.
Try them, punish them with the appropriate penalty. Repeat as often as necessary.
Is Rauf ‘building bridges or burning them?
Stupid kuh-ffir. You will not bow to islam. You will bow to mecca, six times per day. And pay the jizyah, and thank allah that we allow you to live.
Welcome to Obamaland. :(:(:(
I’m open to impeaching SCOTUS members that have more in common with Marxist dogma than the Constitution they are supposed to be ruling on.
I wonder if he would be open to banning ‘honor killings’?
seeing as islam is not a religion but more of a political ideology then why is it being hidden by the 1sr amendment anyway.
Oh, I think a hard tyrannny is the only way to stop these loons. We just have to make sure OUR guy is the tyrant.
I would love to ask “Justice” Breyer what is next to be banned.....a ban on drawing mohammed? How about short skirts because that offends muslims?
If this is okay to ban, then the sky is the limit.
IMO, this is foolish enough to warrant stripping him of his SCOTUS status......if he clearly is not ready to uphold the Constitution, he is not fit for the job.
Feh. Hitler may have been saying he would cease further aggression out of one side of his mouth, but he had been telling a completely different story out of the other, and had been at least since the publication of Mein Kampf. Hitler played the same al-taqqiyah game as these moozles. If there is one thing that salvages Chamberlain a little, it is that when it became apparent that he had been had, he became a war hawk, a strong one.
It is morally very bad under i-slam for a woman to become shaheed, because she might expose, someone might see, private parts.
The man is prejudging a case which is not yet before him. He should be impeached!
animals SYMBOLS are equal but some animals SYMBOLS are more equal than others".
Isn't leftist newspeak just dandy?
He’s open to burning the US Flag; he’s open to burning up your property deed and handing it over to the government; and apparently he’s open to burning the US Constitution; but a ban on burning the koran seems reasonable to him.
"- Burning the Holy Bible - the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theater."
I'm sure you were referring to the burning of the Quran, not the Holy Bible, with regards to Breyer's equating that with yelling fire in a crowded theater.
Exactly what I had in mind!!
Let them start arresting people for it.
If they outlaw it, millions of people will do it out of spite for the law.
They all hate Christ. That’s it in a nutshell.
And Satan keeps his “troops” from fighting each other to the extent that he can.