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Speaking of braggarts, they tell us President Trump incites violence.
The Court upheld the statute on the ground that, without more, "advocating" violent means to effect political and economic change involves such danger to the security of the State that the State may outlaw it. Cf. Fiske v. Kansas, 274 U.S. 380 (1927). But Whitney has been thoroughly discredited by later decisions. See Dennis v. United States, 341 U.S. 494, at 507 (1951). These later decisions have fashioned the principle that the constitutional guarantees of free speech and free press do not permit a State to forbid or proscribe advocacy of the use of force or of law violation except where such advocacy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.
originally posted by: Mikehawk
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
I understand the point you are trying to make, but you are just wrong.
You need to sit down and have a conversation with Romeo Dallaire.
I've seen him speak first hand about his experiences with incitement of hatred due to propaganda.
Have you forgotten Rwanda?
There are so many more...
I don’t really believe that emotions and behaviour can be “incited”, “provoked”, or “stirred up” by words, because to do so would to confuse words with actions, and reality with superstitious nonsense.
Already preconceived bias's. Just looking for any excuse. Which doesn't take much to begin with.
But I do agree that the first was the weakest argument. How about the other two (suicide bombings for one-- do you usually place the blame on the quran? or radical imams? or is it simply the lone thought of an individual nutcase?).
Also oppression, it depends on the circumstances but ever heard of the saying "the straw that broke camels back" there is truth in that. Sometimes a seemingly tiny insignificant thing can be all it takes for all hell to brake loose.
But I do agree that the first was the weakest argument. How about the other two (suicide bombings for one-- do you usually place the blame on the quran's interpretation by radical imams? or is it simply the lone thought of an individual nutcase?).