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  •  What would you suggest (0+ / 0-)

    as a preventative?  I know that several countries have  laws against anti-semetic organizations.  Some countries have laws against holocaust denial (I'm assuming this is in the context of publishing or public speeches.)  Several countries prohibit the display of swastikas or other nazi insignia.

    In the US, the courts have held that the freedom of speech and assembly apply to neo-nazis and the KKK. The display of a swastika is legal, and so is the display of the confederate flag.

    "YOPP!" --Horton Hears a Who

    by Reepicheep on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 09:04:24 AM PDT

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    •  If there were an Islamic organization (4+ / 0-)

      whose members committed 100 murders in the last five years, what do you think would be done about it?

      Our all-seeing surveillance state should, at minimum, be ferreting out these people and catching them before they act. Surely there's enough for surveillance warrants.

      Maybe if some dots can be connected, RICO or an analogue could be employed to roll up the whole cancerous organization.

      "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

      by raptavio on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 09:21:03 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, I agree, but catching what? (0+ / 0-)

        For example, say we were to outlaw white supremacy organizations.  What would define an organization as white supremacist?  What actions could legal action be taken on, short of assault and murder?

        "YOPP!" --Horton Hears a Who

        by Reepicheep on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 10:22:37 AM PDT

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        •  You're asking me (0+ / 0-)

          to pursue a hypothetical I don't support and have not advocated.

          "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

          by raptavio on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 11:24:03 AM PDT

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