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    Posted: Sep 11 2017 at 9:52am
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Don's ignorance and arrogance have no bounds. During an interview regarding the events of 9/11 he said " My building was second tallest in Manhattan and now it's the tallest". His insensitivity is fathomless. He did not have the common decency to focus on the victims.
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You make it sound as if that is all he said about 9-11. You are making a political statement about the worst attack on Americans in the history of our country. 

When I think of 9-11 I am saddened to the point of which I can't stand to see the clips of the towers coming down. So now I think about the American hero's who help save and heal our country.

Not everything needs to be political. However here in America, and only here, you have free speech. I defend that right as I too have a right to rebuke you.

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Originally posted by John Beagle John Beagle wrote:


 However here in America, and only here, you have free speech.




You are kidding....right?
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Not kidding. We have free speech however your speech may have consequences from others who also are allowed to speak freely.

Does that mean the entire country? No, not in areas where one political objective is to shout down the other. In those zones unless you tow the line, your free speech is curtailed by rude obnoxious people. But not the government.

The whole idea of free speech is that the government isn't supposed to get in the way.

Violence is not free speech. Peaceful demonstrations are.

Now I know you know this but for some reason you just think differently. You think there is no free speech in America and I support your right to say it.

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I was not referring to your point that in America we have free speech.  I was at odds with your statement that "only in America" is there free speech.....

New Zealand
Australia
United Kingdom
Japan
Portugal
Chili
Poland
Spain
Canada
France

Just to name a few......
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I don't think they have free speech in those places. For example in America this would never happen: 

Arrests for offensive Facebook and Twitter posts soar in London

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France: social media investigations and arrests violate the right to freedom of expression

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Kirkland man faces two charges for allegedly posting hate speech on ...

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A 47-year-old Kirkland man has been arrested by Montreal police after allegedly ... Canada. February 1, 2017 7:50 am. Updated: February 2, 2017 4:13 pm ... man is facing two charges after allegedly postinghate speech on social media.
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Australia does not have explicit freedom of speech in any constitutional or statutory declaration of rights.

In 1996, Australian Albert Langer was imprisoned for advocating that voters fill out their ballot papers in a way that was invalid.[57] Amnesty International declared Langer to be a prisoner of conscience.[58]

The right to freedom of speech is not explicitly protected by common law in New Zealand.
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The Japanese Constitution provides for freedom of speech and of the press. In theory, an independent press, an effective judiciary, and a functioning democratic political system combine to ensure freedom of speech and of the press. However, Japan's system of exclusive press clubs has been criticised by press freedom groups. The clubs often provide major media outlets with exclusive access to news sources, while generally barring foreign and freelance reporters. The clubs provide the establishment press with access to official press conferences and background briefings with politicians, lawyers and business leaders. Critics say the club system allows the authorities to suppress news that they consider unfavorable to them and that it lowers the quality of news coverage.
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The constitution of Chile provides for freedom of speech and press, and the government generally respected these rights. An independent press, an effective judiciary, and a functioning democratic political system combined to promote freedom of speech and of the press.[1]

Although the independent media were active and expressed a wide variety of views without restriction, the 2013 Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders reports expressed concern with media concentration, whereby most media outlets are in the hands of two major family companies, Copesa and El Mercurio, and the unregulated distribution of government funded advertising. No legal framework exists to guarantee fair distributions of frequencies to different broadcast media.[1]

The penal code carries criminal sentences of six months to five years in jail for libel or slander. Press freedom groups called on the government to modify antiterrorism laws to limit their use on Chilean and foreign reporters, for example, on those who covered issues concerning Mapuche communities.[1]

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Spain’s freedom of speech repression is no joke

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Censorship has been a fundamental element of Portuguese national culture throughout the country's history. From its earliest history Portugal was subject to laws limiting freedom of expression. This was mainly due to the influence of the Church since the time of Ferdinand I, who requested that Pope Gregory XI institute episcopal censorship. Later, the censorship would also apply to the publication of other written works. Portuguese citizens still remember the Estado Novo's censorship policy, institutionalizing strict control over the media, resorting to measures used previously against newspapers and systematic sequestering of books. In fact, every political regime was very careful with the legislation related to the area of press freedom—in most cases restricting it. In the five centuries of the history of Portuguese press, four were marked by censorship.
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Originally posted by fiveisalimit fiveisalimit wrote:

I was not referring to your point that in America we have free speech.  I was at odds with your statement that "only in America" is there free speech.....

New Zealand
Australia
United Kingdom
Japan
Portugal
Chili
Poland
Spain
Canada
France

Just to name a few......

Nope not in those countries. Got any other examples that are so easily debunked?

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Although we do have free speech, any politician or candidate who aspires to work in our government is held accountable for their statements, both past and present. Regarding you salutation of "peace and love"... unfortunately, this has never been the case in the history of man. I have heard the present and past Popes say the same thing at Christmas every year. Perhaps we should remember Rodney King's words: " Can we all get along?".
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I stand corrected.
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One more reason to be proud to be an American. More rights.
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