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I am just saying the government has no role in regulating free speech in America. The government is already an overbearing beast, it doesn't need any more additional powers.
SO has cited instances of other forums being dealt with in similar manners regarding what he considers "gang posting" so in that sense I'm not singling Masons out as being persecuted or neglected by ATS staff.
Originally posted by Saurus
It appears that the zero tolerance doesn't apply to Masons.
To make matters worse, as far as I know, Masons are the only group who are not allowed to unite in defending ourselves, or they call it ganging up and we are in violation of the rules.
Then people should advocate the dissolution of the institution, not the murder of its members.
Originally posted by Exoviewer
Exactly right. The same can be said of the Vatican. I don't dislike all the people within, just the bad ones and the entire entity itself
Originally posted by depth om
As long as nothing is directed at an individual or group of individuals I wouldn't call it hate speech. Hating Free Masonry is different from hating Free Masons in my opinion.
Originally posted by JipStix
The government should not be restricting speech at all; it's a slippery slope down to tyranny and oppression. If they include the Freemasons in hate speech, there will be no limit to what they will clamp down on.
... I am just saying the government has no role in regulating free speech in America. The government is already an overbearing beast, it doesn't need any more additional powers.
[edit on 30-5-2009 by JipStix]