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    in Newsweek written by an American who lives in Paris. She wrote about a lunch date who told her he was going to kill the Finance Minister who was sitting at another table in the restaurant where they were eating.  The writer went on to explain that taxes are too high on upper incomes.

    It caused a stir in France where there are laws Americans consider restrictive.  Rightwing politician Marine Le Pen ran into legal trouble for saying that the sight of Muslims praying in the street reminded her of the German occupation. Far right political groups calling for violence against socialists were banned after their members killed a leftist student activist in Paris last June.

    Political speech has to accommodate the free exchange of ideas without leading anyone to violence.  It's always possible to express political ideas without references to violence.

    There is no existence without doubt.

    by Mark Lippman on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 02:58:07 PM PST

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