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Originally posted by OldCorp
Originally posted by Manhater
If you are paying money to go to an event, don't you think you have the right to speak at that event and have your say? Obviously, peacefully.
No they don't have a right to interrupt the speaker's remarks by shouting him down. What about all of the other people who paid to attend the event? What about their right to hear a message that they paid to hear? It would have been proper for them to ask him questions in a civilized tone after his remarks were concluded, or to debate him in a different venue, but they were there to cause trouble plain and simple.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
Please show me where in the constitution you have the right to prevent someone else from exercising their right to freedom of speech!
They could have gathered outside the building where a speech was being given and said whatever they wanted and the police would not have done anything.
Instead, they conspired, as shown by emails, to deprive another person of their right to free speech. Please try to see the difference.
They could rent a room and hold their own press conference and say what ever they want. However if a bunch of KKK conspired to disrupt their speech, then the KKK would be in the wrong.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
reply to post by ProphecyPhD
You're saying that the Muslim students association paid for the ambassador from Israel to speak.
Somehow, I doubt that.
The students conspired to deprive another person of their right to free speech. That's it.
Originally posted by ProphecyPhD
But that isn't part of their playbook is it? No, they're growing up to be petulant bullies just like their big brothers in Palestine.
Little Brother Palestinian Student: We don't like what you have to say, so we won't let you say it. There will be no debate, we'll just shout you down so nothing productive can be gained.
Big Brother Hamas: Do what we say or we'll bomb your neighborhoods and kill your children on school buses.
The Palestinians have proven that they have no interest in debating issues and eventually coming to a peaceful settlement. EVERY time a deal has been close, the Palestinian government pushes away from the table and launches a new round of violence. They are following Mohammed's example of dealing deceitfully with their enemies the Jews. He would be so proud.
Your post was filled with racism and defined the exact reason why these students were arrested. You speak of Palestinians and the Palestinian government as if these students are direct representatives of them. These students were and are AMERICANS. You judge them like you know them personally but in all actuality all you are doing is stereotyping them.
These are American college students that attend an American university in America! Further more they all are honor roll students. You seem to hate them because their ancestors are from Palestine and because their political views differ from your own.
Have you ever been to Palestine? Please give me one example of Palestinians interfering with or personally affecting your life. How can you hate people who you have never even met that have never done anything personally to you? Thats like hating Tiger Woods because he cheated on his wife and then labeling all golfers "no -good cheating bastards".
American is an idea not a race. Americans are many different races. Some are even (gasp) of Palestinian decent.