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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 09:40 AM
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3. I tried to sign that petition, and I found
that I couldn't do it. If I did, I'd be going against everything I believe about the First Amendment and free speech.

While Bachmann's remarks were hateful and stupid, she has a right to be hateful and stupid. Let the voters throw her out, let them decide that she's not who they want to represent them. But I cannot, in any kind of good conscience, put my name to anything that attempts to silence the speech of another person.

Hateful speech deserves the most protection. That is a basic tenet of First Amendment law. It is why America is great.
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