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View Diary: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander: Guns don't kill people, video games do (209 comments)

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  •  Do you really want the government deciding (1+ / 0-)
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    what counts as a lie?

    •  We the people are the government (2+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs, lyvwyr101

      what part of this do people not understand?  We the people not the legislators.  We the people .....

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:08:27 AM PST

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      •  Functionally speaking (2+ / 0-)
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        JerryNA, lyvwyr101

        that isn't how it works.

        We have no say in the laws or their enforcement.  We have a say only in choosing the people who make the decisions.  Even if our system were entirely untouched by any corruption, it would not give us a direct say.

        Which means if the First Amendment did not cover lies, somebody would have to be given the authority to determine what qualifies as a lie and is thus not protected speech.  And that somebody would not be all of us.

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