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  •  an example of why i no longer believe in... (1+ / 0-)
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    JG in MD

    ....the unlimited right to free speech without consequences.

    A statement like that one, "Reports of illegal immigrants carrying deadly diseases such as swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis are particularly concerning," from Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey, should be subject to the following:

    Certified mail from federal law enforcement saying: "Prove it, retract it, or you will be prosecuted for reckless negligence for spreading lies about public health emergencies in such a manner as to cause panic."

    That's not prior restraint on speech, it's a consequence for lying to the public.

    Yeah yeah I know, they could do it to us too, yadda yadda: but the difference is that WE are the reality-based community, and WE have science to back up our claims of facts.  

    Truth is and should always be a defense.  Lies and rumors, not so much.

    We got the future back. Uh-oh.

    by G2geek on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 04:05:10 AM PDT

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