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Date: 11/24/11 03:15 PM

16 Responses to How Do You Define Free Speech?

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    November 24, 2011 at 10:58 am
    Link: How Do You Define Free Speech? - Just what is the `real` public nuisance?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    November 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    Almighty lazyme approves of this man`s message.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32822 posts
    November 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    Somehow I`m guessing this dude HATES the Tea Party...

    Unlimited money? Naw, after a trillion or two they`ll run out of cash... jeez what a lunkhead!

    Finally: Lets all go occupy Robert`s house! C`mon IABers, free room & board at the Reich place!
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    November 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    The police violence against the protesters is really shameful.
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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    November 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    November 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    Corporations have ALWAYS been considered people. The Supreme Court just reiterated common regulations.

    In the parlance of Federal Regulations, a `Person` is defined as: `an individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, joint stock company; or a government, Indian tribe, or authority of a government or tribe...`, and has been for decadeds.

    And why is it that when they show the `ebil rich`, it`s always the Koch Brothers, but not Soros?

    And his definition of `nuisance` demonstrates his bias and has no basis on reality.

    "All WE have is our ability to peacefully assemble." I have not problem when you peacefully assemble. It`s when you`re violent, a hazard, and (dare I say it) a `nuisance`.

    Not to mention the source: MoveOn.com....nuff said.
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    junkaroo Male 30-39
    234 posts
    November 24, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    November 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    looks like an older version of the wikipedia founder
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 24, 2011 at 8:09 pm
    Reich is a fapping idiot.
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    AGit Male 30-39
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    November 25, 2011 at 3:27 am
    Quite right, and I liked how he said: Weeeeee
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    November 25, 2011 at 4:10 am
    This man is an idiot.

    For a start he has clearly never read the constitution. The first amendment clause for free speech does not mention "people"; it restricts Congress from making laws against free speech. It doesn`t say that the people exercising the free speech have to be representing their own views. It doesn`t say that corporations cannot sponsor that speech. In fact the same clause allow freedom of the press, so by Reich is implying that corporations should not have freedom of the press, which suggests he is really, really dumb. In fact another subclause of the same clause guarantees freedom of the press, so Reich is implying that corporations should not have freedom of the press, which suggests he is really, really dumb.

    When real people assembled to express their dissatisfaction they were in fact indulged. They were allowed to break laws and regulations, and to trespass on private property. They were allowed to take away facilities from other peop
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    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    November 25, 2011 at 4:51 am
    its surprising that non-american people care and know so much about american politic more then their own. just saying
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    November 25, 2011 at 5:27 am
    Crabes

    We have to a large degree lost our freedom of speech, despite our own constitution. The US concept is important for two reasons. The first is as an archetype, a true freedom to which we can point our government and say "look, that is freedom of speech!". The second is that speech is now global. I can write and host in America, and be protected against prior restraint by the US constitution. That feeds back to my first point, putting pressure on our government and on the dying bureaucracy of he EU.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14626 posts
    November 25, 2011 at 7:14 am
    He has a real point there.

    At the same time, the professional middle classes, let`s call them "The 33%", they can leave pretty much anytime they want.

    Many have and many more will. That`ll leave the top 1% to feed off the bottom 63%, until that is they get fed up and go all Morlock vs Eloi on their masters.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 25, 2011 at 8:13 am
    MeGrendel: If corporations are people, then who goes to jail when they break the law or their practices kill people?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6171 posts
    November 28, 2011 at 6:28 am
    patchgrabber-"If corporations are people, then who goes to jail when they break the law or their practices kill people?"

    The person(s) within the corporation who broke the law or who put the practices into place and carried them out.

    Example: I ship hazardous materials for my corporation. If I ship something hazardous, but represent it as non-hazardous, and someone gets hurt/killed, who is held responsible? (for real word example, google `ValuJet Flight 592`, where inproperly packaged and stored hazardous materials caused the death of 110 people)

    Did the corporation (i.e. every single worker/manager/owner) break the law? No.

    Who will go to jail? Me, as the person who presented it an non-hazardous. Also probably anyone who was supposed to double-check me. OSHA will also slap a huge fine on the company.

    For the most part, the system works.

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