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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:56 PM

13. I like your point about Ambassador Patterson's right to free speech on American embassy grounds.

And how does the American right to free speech extend to a video on the international internet, anyway??? . . . though I suppose that would be up to the receiving nation to monitor & control anyway.

Besides which, for some reason, too many of us forget that our rights to free speech do not legally extend to "crying fire in a crowded, darkened theater, with few or un-marked exits", the idea being that inflammatory speech, which puts other people in real danger, is NOT protected under the First Amendment. These are the legal grounds upon which hate-speech is prosecuted.

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