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Another college, another speaker, another cry for censorship

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posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I realize that you don't think that protest is a protected right.




posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: neo96

I realize that you don't think that protest is a protected right.


That's because the word is never used.

Peaceable assembly is.

And IF you want to know what that looks like.

Take a gander at any given political thread on ATS discussing government affairs.

THAT is constitutionally protected and what peaceable assembly looks like.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: neo96

People meeting togther holding up signs IS peaceable assembly.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I would consider protest, free speech.

But it stops being free speech if you are using "protest" to silence/censor others.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Yep like the Antifa group at Berkeley. But I am glad that the students are protesting peacefully against the Antifa group. It was a beautiful example of peaceful protest to show the Antifa how it's done.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: neo96

People meeting togther holding up signs IS peaceable assembly.


You mean the signs made at Kinko and paid for by lobbyist groups and other political organizations?



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: neo96

I would consider protest, free speech.

But it stops being free speech if you are using "protest" to silence/censor others.



I get people calling it free speech with the sole aim of stopping something they don't like.

Protest as a whole is censorship.

Get enough people to form a mob, and the manufactured villain has to stop doing X.

People laud it as heroic, but it's nothing more than a despotic act.

Tyranny of the mob.
edit on 2-5-2017 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: neo96

No. People generally make their own signs. And whatever is being said on signs is protected by the First Amendment.
Hence protest is protected as well.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:31 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien




No. People generally make their own signs.


Keep thinking that.

All anyone has to do is look back to the pre election 2016 presidential campaign.

Backed by unions,paid protesting. and bussing in the so called outraged.

Case in point in another story.



Those flags sure don't look home made.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: underpass61

Oh look another one that misses the point.
Oh well. Maybe this time I'll be clearer for you guys when I'm sober.


Seems quite a few of us fail to grasp your "point". You're right, it must be me.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Protests aren't always about censoring something they don't like.

Currently, they often are and that is an infringement upon the rights of the speaker.

Protests used to be about civil rights, ending war, saving whales. . . . . etc.

Now protests are forming to silence people.

While both are a form of protest, only one infringes upon the rights of another.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: underpass61

Yep. I apologize that I wasn't being clear due to being drunk. The point is that the First Amendment only protects you from the government.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

By law we are allowed to infringe the states power.

By law we are not allowed to infringe the individuals power.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Is this wrong?



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:43 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: neo96

I realize that you don't think that protest is a protected right.


Wouldn't it make a little more sense to protest after the person has spoken, so you would at least have something of substance to refute? Usually you have to hear what someone says before you can decide if they're full of s**t, your posts in this thread being case in point.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: neo96

Is this wrong?


Yeah home made signs!

As Planned Parenthood receives tax payer monies.

Makes it a state issue.

Acceptable but and exercise in futility.

After all that organization started by a RACISTS must be protected at all costs.


Running around chanting Neo 'Bad' with a 'home made' sign.

Unacceptable.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: underpass61

Uh you realize you can protest BEFORE they speak, especially when you know their background and their speeches?



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: neo96

So it's clear that you are not completely for First Amendment?



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: neo96

So it's clear that you are not completely for First Amendment?


I'm pro doing things that actually accomplish something.

Like VOTING.

Another form of peaceable assembly that actually matters.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: neo96

You think a peaceful protest will not accomplish anything?




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