posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 07:43 AM
Originally posted by rockoperawriter
reply to post by woodwardjnr
we kicked one guy out
Kleindienst v. Mandel, 408 U.S. 753 (1972), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that the United States Attorney General has
the right to refuse somebody's entry to the United States, as he has been empowered to do so in 212 (a) (28) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of
This action was brought to compel Attorney General Kleindienst to grant a temporary nonimmigrant visa to a Belgian journalist and Marxian theoretician
whom the American plaintiff-appellees, Ernest Mandel et al., had invited to participate in academic conferences and discussions in the US. The alien
had been found ineligible for admission under 212 (a) (28) (D) and (G) (v) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, barring those who advocate
or publish "the economic, international, and governmental doctrines of world communism." Kleindienst had declined to waive ineligibility as he has the
power to do under 212 (d) of the Act, basing his decision on unscheduled activities engaged in by the alien on a previous visit to the United States,
when a waiver was granted
just to point this out... he was not kicked out, he was refused entry. i hope you realize that those two things are different.
also it has never been illegal to criticize the government, the constitution or america, that is the main purpose of the first amendment!
why would we need protection of speech if everyone agreed? that would be pointless.
as i tell folks when i hear about people getting bent out of shape over people saying things they don't like, this is what comes from freedoms, people
will do or say things you don't like, it is something we all have to deal with.
anyone who thinks the man doesn't have the right to criticize america, yet claims to support freedom and liberty, is a hypocrite.
no less than the people calling for the WH to label the westboro baptist church as a hate group. either we all have freedom of speech(with reasonable
restrictions to all) or no one should.
there is no middle ground, it is too easy to create excuses that destroy more freedoms.
edit on 31-12-2012 by demongoat because: (no reason given)