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Free Speech And Banned Books
No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 11 August, 2018 | John Richardson

Posted on 08/11/2018 4:33:08 PM PDT by marktwain

There is a long history of banning books both here in the United States and abroad. Books that come to mind are D. H. Lawerence's Lady Chatterley's Lover, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, and a whole host of others. In more recent times, the Supreme Court has rejected efforts to ban books just because someone didn't like it. See Island Trees School District v. Pico (1982)

Here is a book that you need to buy that many in the gun control industry would like to see banned. It is called The Liberator Code Book: An Exercise in Free Speech. The book is exactly what it says it is - the 3-D printing code for the Liberator pistol in book form. Think of the $15 cost of this book as a donation to the advancement of free speech.

Years ago, the US government tried to control an encryption program called Pretty Good Privacy or PGP which was freely available on the Internet for download. They started a criminal investigation of Phil Zimmerman who was its creator for exporting "munitions without a license". Starting to sound familiar to what the government wanted to do to Cody Wilson? It should. What Zimmerman did that stymied the government's efforts was to have the entire source code published as a book by MIT Press. The code could then be read by OCR programs and voila! While the government can and does control the export of munitions, it does not control the export of books.

Fast forward to this year. The US Department of Justice realized that they could not win a free speech case against Defense Distributed and advised the State Department to come to an agreement with Cody Wilson et al. The State Department took this wise advice, signed the settlement,

(Excerpt) Read more at onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 3d; banglist; firstamendment; huckleberryfinn; liberator; marktwain; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; smearmachine
I was going to write about this book, but John did such a good job that I am posting an excerpt and a link to his excellent blog.
1 posted on 08/11/2018 4:33:08 PM PDT by marktwain
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I haven’t seen the words....”BANNED IN BOSTON” in years.


2 posted on 08/11/2018 5:18:01 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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3 posted on 08/11/2018 6:58:09 PM PDT by IndispensableDestiny
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To: IndispensableDestiny

How many bits is that?


4 posted on 08/11/2018 6:59:01 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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