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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 05:50 PM
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27. Who gets to decide?
Seriously. As idiotic as the message on the shirt is, it doesn't advocate violence or advocate the death of anyone. It's stupid. It's idiotic. It's prejudice. But it doesn't incite or advocate violence any more than the t-shirt I have by a hardcore band called Integrity that says "Humanity Is The Devil". If I wore that shirt would that be inciting humans to violence?

If the shirt said "Kill all muslims" or something to that effect then you'd have a point.

As such, what you're advocating is something that would require some form of arbitrary decision as to what constitutes "angry".

An anti-Bush shirt would be angry, wouldn't? And justifiably so. And anti Republican shirt would be angry, no?

I'm against anyone inciting violence and that is where my support of free expression has it's limit. I'm not against free speech even when it's idiotic speech.
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