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Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:33 PM

Can we sue Majorie Greene

So this what the nut said:

Source, CNN

Rep. Greene released a statement after the ban, part of which said: "Social media platforms can't stop the truth from being spread far and wide. Big Tech can't stop the truth. Communist Democrats can't stop the truth. I stand with the truth and the people. We will overcome!"

So can we sue Greene for Falsely labeling us Democrats as communist? She apparently been called out on a big lie, why not go and sue her defamation!

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Reply Can we sue Majorie Greene (Original post)
Smackdown2019 Jan 2022 OP
BlackSkimmer Jan 2022 #1
MineralMan Jan 2022 #2
leftstreet Jan 2022 #3
Ocelot II Jan 2022 #4
Deuxcents Jan 2022 #5
Smackdown2019 Jan 2022 #6
ripcord Jan 2022 #7
Smackdown2019 Jan 2022 #8
ripcord Jan 2022 #11
Silent3 Jan 2022 #9
TheBlackAdder Jan 2022 #10
Polybius Jan 2022 #12

Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:35 PM

1. Well, we regularly throw Fascist at them, deservedly so.

Thatís probably not going to work out.

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:36 PM

2. No, we can't.

What we can do, though, is publicize her lies and identify them as lies. We should do that every time she opens her lying mouth.

She is silenced on Twitter now, at least.

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:36 PM

3. lol "communist Democrats," who is her demographic?

Does that even work on anyone under 80 yrs old?

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:40 PM

4. No.

First of all, it's political speech, which is protected under the First Amendment even if it's bullshit. Second, being called a Communist doesn't fall into one of the four categories of defamation per se (commission of a crime; having a "loathsome disease"; unchastity, or professional misconduct) and therefore requires proof of actual damages. Third, group libel claims also require proof of individual damages. So if Empty Green says all Democrats are Communists, and I am a Democrat, has she defamed me, personally? Nope - just apart from the fact that it's so 1950s to call people Communists, which barely even exist any more. Leaving First Amendment issues aside, I have not been personally harmed such that I could go into court and prove compensable financial or reputational injury.

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 01:44 PM

5. Does the Speaker have any power w/ this issue?

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 07:48 PM

6. Perhaps a Democrat Speaker

Perhaps our democratic speaker show what a Democrat speaker does, by announcing to her I am a Democrat Speaker of the House and if this was communist society, you would not have any rights. Do you believe I am a communist Democrat?


Dumb Greene would probably say she doesn't have any rights.... if she did, then should not be able to vote accordingly to HER BELIEFS! Lol

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 10:02 PM

7. I remember when democrats fought for free speech

Now we have threads like this that want to stifle free speech, just as an FYI free political speech in no way has to be true.

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Response to ripcord (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 10:17 PM

8. Differences in free speech and defamation bud!

I am not a communist, I am a Democrat. What Greene had done is constantly lie about truths and free speech does not protect you against lying.


Big DIFFERENCE!


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Response to Smackdown2019 (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:37 PM

11. It doesn't matter

Political speech is and should be protected, you being offended isn't a factor as offensive speech is also protected. If we go your route everyone who has referred to republicans as nazis would be open to lawsuits.

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 10:20 PM

9. You can sue anyone for anything

Winning, and sometimes simply not being laughed out of court, are quite another matter.

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 10:47 PM

10. My sister replies to posts about communism, marxism, socialism & fascism w/Children dictionary links

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She uses the children references to put the topic at a grade level they'll understand.

It also conveys the message that they are toddlers and need to be handled as such.

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:53 PM

12. Is this a real post or tongue in cheek?

Of course we can't sure. Do you want Republicans to sue as well when people call them Nazis?

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