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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-20-10 08:45 AM
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3. i;m not saying that inciting hatred is harmless
assuming arguendo that fitna incites hatred.

i am saying that the proper response to inciting hatred is with speech, not prosecution.

nobody is saying that inciting hatred is a "good" although plenty here incite hatred on a daily basis towards political opponents. i, for one, do not hate political opponents. and i don't call them "enemies", i call them opponents.

one can think that inciting hatred is wrong, without thinking that the proper response is prosecution.

that is a cure FAR worse than the "crime" of inciting hatred.

thankfully, we have a constitution that has, and hopefully will continue, to protect speech, even hateful speech
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