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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: loam
The President of the United States stifling political speech is another matter altogether.
H.R. 347, benignly titled the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act, passed the House 399-3. Such a lopsided vote suggests that nobody in Congress is bothered by this, on either side of the aisle. When President Obama signed it on March 8, almost nobody seems to have cared.
... the law makes it easier for the government to criminalize protest. Period.
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: seedofchucky
Had he invested is his daddy's money in the S&P 500, he would be wealthier today, statisically Paris Hilton is a better businessman.
How many times has he gone bankrupt?
How many people has he ripped off?
I consider him a con man.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
The ongoing drama that is Trump using the NFL protests to distract from his failing presidency continues. In his latest Tweet on the matter Trump posted:
So here we have the sitting President demanding that US law be changed so people exercising their First Amendment right can be punished. There's no other way to take this other than Trump hates people expressing their views and he wants to use the government to make them stop.
It's one thing if the owners/NFL want to start levying punishments because of the actions of the players. The players are their employees and subject to their rules and regulations. The First Amendment doesn't protect against that.
It does however protect against the government curtailing free speech. Now while Trump's threat isn't directed at the players it is an attempt to curtail their free speech. He's attempting to blackmail the NFL into stopping the players from protesting.
The funny thing? The NFL gave up their tax exempt status two years ago. So Trump's threat is actually toothless.
That does not however change the fact that the President is going out of his way to stop people from speaking their mind. While some of what Trump has done in the past has been borderline this is a clear threat against the First Amendment. Anyone that defends this move is clearly just a Trump sycophant who will agree with anything he does regardless of the consequences.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: loam
Since the NFL files their taxes as a "taxable entity", wouldn't Trump's call to change the law affect all kinds of corporations, raising taxes for 100s of American corporations, corporations that WH Press Secretary Sarah Sanders insists are being taxed at higher rates than any other county in the civilized western world?
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: seedofchucky
Let me point out to you that they are probably going to go back to the players staying in the lockeroom until after the anthem. Then nobody has to worry.
And people do have a right to protest against an employer. It's called a strike and your rights to do it are protected.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: notsure1
If anyone actually cared about what is BLM is supposedly about (well the name of their facade anyways) then there'd be a unified juggernaut of an initiative focused on one unshakable goal: dismantling the War On Drugs. It's the entire basis of the police state. Well that and nowadays the ongoing results of the Mass Contagion Shooter Effect, which the MSM are the chief perpetrators of, but we cant criticize them because they pay phony lip service to liberal /social justice /anti-Trump causes.
But the War On Drugs is what has so many cops pointed directly at minorities / poor people. Where are the banners. All those huge protests this year, how many TOTAL anti-WOD banners have hit the streets???
"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did." - John Ehrlichman, counsel and Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs
Findings indicate that the general population has higher rates of arrests than the NFL population for property crimes and public order crimes, but NFL arrest rates for violent crimes are higher than for the general population in six of the fourteen yearly comparisons.
This study provides data on crime in the NFL. It offers some but not strong or consistent support to those that are concerned about violence among NFL players, but it does not support the claim that NFL players are more criminal than the general population.
originally posted by: seedofchucky
a reply to: Xcalibur254
Let me explain something to you .
You don't protest while you are at work serving the customer.
Who are the customers?
Hard working americans who grind the 9-5 all day , only to come home to some peace quite and NFL. They dont want politics on their one getaway .... watching the game.
The NFL players them selfs don't even know what they really kneeling for , they only do it because its anti-trump.
Media fills the news with anti-trump so it must be the right thing to do !!
Get off your high horse, NFL players have one job play the game. IF they care about the issues so much, then do it after work , not during while the rest of us have to see your cries for attention on a subject most of them ignorant towards.
The race war in America is fueled by liberals and MSM on the LEFT. You are the ones making a federal case of something that didn't exist to the extend you pretend it to be .....
TRUMP is right. Liberals ... you + cnn are whats wrong with america today. WIthout you . life would be a million times better.