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  •  OK, which is it: (1+ / 0-)
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    Either you are a fan of Ray Kelly, of free speech, or both.

    I think you are for free speech of those you agree with.

    I never saw you post any defense of liberal free speech.

    Snowden? Greenwald? Would you complain if they spoke at your college?

    A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

    by onionjim on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 02:56:42 AM PDT

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    •  onionjim - if you have read my more than (1+ / 0-)
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      30,000 comments here you would notice that many of them are First Amendment related and that I am a passionate advocate of free speech. Interestingly so is the WBC who fights in court for free speech rights in a manner that most progressives would applaud, although the message of the WBC is repugnant.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:00:11 AM PDT

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    •  onionjim - I have no issue with any speaker (2+ / 0-)
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      being invited to a college and they all should be respected and not shouted down. I think Greenwald would be an excellent choice to speak. However, if Snowden is ever again in the US he will be in prison. If by some chance Snowden returned, and won his trial, he would be a fascinating speaker at a college event. I would never condone the disruption of a speech on a college campus, regardless of how much I might abhor the speaker and his message.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:48:14 AM PDT

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