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Lindsey Graham Isnít Sure If Bloggers Are Protected by First Amendment
American Prowler ^ | 6.5.13 | KAYLIN BUGOS

Posted on 06/05/2013 3:36:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

At a press conference today, he wasn’t sure if bloggers deserved First Amendment protections:

“Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves,” he said. “Is any blogger out there saying anything—do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times.”

SNIP

A few candidates’ names have been brought up repeatedly, the most notable of which is Rep. Trey Gowdy, from South Carolina’s 4th district. Gowdy is well-known for being a conservative bulldog in the House and has highlighted his political skills recently during his grilling of Lois Lerner. In a fight between Gowdy and Graham, Gowdy might be a good bet.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: lindseygraham; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; rinokeywordcowards; southcarolina
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If the First Amendment doesn't apply to bloggers, ot doesn't apply to any of us?
1 posted on 06/05/2013 3:36:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Well.. Bloggers.. really?


2 posted on 06/05/2013 3:38:42 PM PDT by humblegunner
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I`m not sure if Lindsey is heterosexual .


3 posted on 06/05/2013 3:38:54 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (t ask the BIG question,)
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To: nickcarraway

in other words he hasn’t been paid enough yet


4 posted on 06/05/2013 3:39:20 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nickcarraway

Wow. These guys are running our country.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 3:39:29 PM PDT by dhs12345
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If it doesn’t apply to bloggers, then it doesn’t apply to elected officials or special interest groups, or professional organizations, or to any Government entity or agency.

Either everyone has 1st Amendment protection or no one does. The whittling away of our Rights is going to stop one way or another. My sincere recommendation is that our Government stop on their own before the Citizens stop it for them.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 3:40:04 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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I think this will be the new line of Constitutional reading:

The Second Amendment only applies to the militia, and by analogy, the First Amendment only applies to a comparable group. (In this case the media).
It's brilliant for them, because not only do they get away with suppressing speech they don't like, it makes their Second Amendment stronger.
"Those civil rights were only intended for a select group, i.e. the militia and the media.

7 posted on 06/05/2013 3:40:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Only if you swam or snuck across the border.
8 posted on 06/05/2013 3:40:39 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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First amendment doesn’t apply to anyone who isn’t a journalist.

Yet abortion is protected as a privacy right.

What bullcrap.


9 posted on 06/05/2013 3:40:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BCR #226

No, the new theory is the media has it, but not anyone else.


10 posted on 06/05/2013 3:40:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Para-Ord.45

I’m not sure if Graham is human. Like any establishment animal.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 3:41:48 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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Why is this man representing South Carolina? Isn’t this an impeachable offense? In the past, even the left has agreed with the First Amendment. If Graham is declaring war on it, can’t he be removed?


12 posted on 06/05/2013 3:42:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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That's similar to this comment from last year. Commentary delivered by Ann Barnhardt.
13 posted on 06/05/2013 3:42:35 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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So Graham has now proved himself to be as much of a complete ignoramus as Dick Durban.

There is no such thing as THE PRESS in the sense that term is used by elitist Progressives today — some sort of elite group whose members are allowed preferential treatment under law. In the Constitutional sense, “the press” is a technological device for disseminating information.

One cannot be a “member” of the press. One can only have access to a press.

Any device which enables one to state and publicize one’s views is a “press,” whether it be moveable type, offset, TV, radio, or the Internet. We all have free access to “the press,” meaning we have the right to pay any provider who wishes to sell us access to publicize our ideas.

In this regard, no CBS anchor has anymore claim to special treatment for being part of “the press” than does any blogger.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 3:45:23 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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Psssst! Linda! We all have first amendment rights. Second amendment too. Keep pushing; you’ll get a demonstration.


15 posted on 06/05/2013 3:45:39 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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Graham is a growing disgrace.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 3:46:11 PM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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Poor Lindsay. He’s just not very bright, is he?

You don’t have to be an “official journalist” to be protected by the First Amendment. Any speech by an American citizen (and usually, as a somewhat dubious extension, by a non-citizen) is protected by it.


17 posted on 06/05/2013 3:47:13 PM PDT by livius
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What kind of name is Lindsey Graham?

Is that like some kinds rich bratty name?

Did his folks really want a girl?

Lindsey Graham at 12 years old.

18 posted on 06/05/2013 3:50:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: nickcarraway

Nuts to you, Linseed.


19 posted on 06/05/2013 3:51:40 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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Come and get me lindsay graham. Am tired of the games!


20 posted on 06/05/2013 3:56:20 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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