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 Freedom Of Speech: How Quaint
Tesla 15k posts, incept 2008-04-03

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Should we allow monopolies to exist and flourish for the common good or should their be some sort of collar on such behavior?


A monopoly cannot form unless government force is behind it. Just ask the Hunt brothers.

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"Even a dog knows the difference between being stumbled over and being kicked." -Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Neither the wisest Constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and h
Widgeon 13k posts, incept 2007-08-30

Uwe,

You are the one saying this all Sunshine & Lollipops. I put Two (among Dozens) examples out for consideration to refute your naked assertion(s) and you just blow them off. Fact is, the Sunshine & Lollipops you've been promoting don't exist in the real world; they only exist in the minds of Legal Masturbators; Like Scalia.

I Promise, I'm Not Opening This Thread Again.
Tickerfan 3k posts, incept 2008-01-02

The right to free speech was never intended to guarantee balance in the marketplace of ideas. The confusion comes about when one wrongly equates the right to speak with the right to be heard.

Uwe 10k posts, incept 2009-01-03

I have not said this is all "Sunshine & Lollipops". There are definitely problems with the political and election process, but I don't think that ignoring the plain language of the constitution is an acceptable way to address those problems. Hence I have to conclude that in this case (unlike Kelo) the SCOTUS made the right decision.

-Uwe-

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"Corona Virus will come and go, but government will NEVER forget how easy it was to take control of everyone's life; to control every sporting event, classroom, restaurant table, church p
Allclear 5k posts, incept 2007-09-18

i agree bear! I can't believe it either. Does that mean we can taze corporation officers when we disagree with what they say? Can we confine their free speech just like thousands have been during civil protests? Should we show at corporations in armor and head gear ready for fight when they broadcast something we don't like? LOL....

Things are much clearer now...this says it all.

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Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view...Obi-Wan
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