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2017-08-13 09:31 by Karl Denninger
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Folks, this one's pretty simple:

1. You have the right to free speech.  That happens to not only include but is explicitly present in the Bill of Rights to protect disgusting, outrageous speech.  Why?  Because nobody ever tries to censor the other kind.  I remind you that the KKK has for decades marched in Skokie, IL -- a Jewish community.

2. You do not have the right to respond to speech, no matter how outrageous or disgusting, with violence.  Period.

If you do not both accept and embrace #1 and #2 then we no longer have a Constitutional Republic.

You will rue the day America is no longer a Constitutional Republic, no matter if you think you're on the "correct" side of the argument or not.  The day our government fails to prosecute violence directed at someone for mere speech, irrespective of how outrageous said speech may be is in fact the bright-line test as to whether our Constitutional Republic still exists.

Let's see what Jeff Sessions actually does.

As for those demanding that the President intimate that the government should, or might, suppress free speech?  I'll buy you a one-way ticket to North Korea; you'll fit right in and can watch the off-time sunshine that appears to be headed for a rendezvous with Fatman.

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