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  •  you are riding over the challenge. (0+ / 0-)

    And maybe you should consider First Amendment 300, rather than the grade 9 version.

    What you would have in fact is not some "government agency" deciding the lines between acceptable content and calculated deceit,  but rather the courts through case law which is the accumulated wisdom of the ages. You can't do better than that, but you can do a whole lot worse.

    One excellent way to do much worse is to cut the public's throat on the alter of a childishly rigid interpretation of Freedom of Speech, which, at the end of the day, leaves only one person speaking. And that person ain't you now I nor anybody in the room.

    A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger (Proverbs 15:1)

    by Boreal Ecologist on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 02:05:27 PM PDT

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