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  •  And Amazon, as a private corp, has no 1st Amend. (0+ / 0-)

    issues.  Amazon can and should ban this book.  Sounds like they did.  Good.

    As for the gov't, even with 1st Amendment issues, I believe that "how to" guides to criminal acts are not covered by 1st amendment free speech.  Good.  They should not be (would a book on cooking meth be covered by free speech?  I say no).

    What I find disappointing here is that if the diary had not been so repugnant, this issue may have provoked a good discussion of 1st Amendment rights concerning criminal acts (is a guide to growing marijuana banable?).  The first amendment (like many in the Bill of Rights) is best supported by the worst situations.  (See, e.g. Miranda v. Arizona - he was guilty as sin).  

    The diarist missed the boat by appearing to be an apologist.

    Republican Platform = Fear, Anger, and Hate. Oddly their God preached against those very traits.

    by TexDemAtty on Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 07:10:45 PM PST

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