Art is Pigs Too

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    actually the supporters of keeping it hanging on the wall

    attempted to use the cops to force it back on the wall

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    Free speech isn't a ticket to having your work displayed on public property. It is NOT a free speech issue. The left uses the term loosely to define and protect anything they want. Publicly owned includes people that don't want to see your stupid shit and they have rights too.
     
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    I don't mind the painting as much as I mind the problem that produced it. The indoctrination of another generation of young blacks to get them killed for assaulting police officers, and instilling in them an idea they have the right to assault, attack, kill, or destroy or take anything they wish to.
     
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    I agree, it is just a guaranty that your speech will not be censored in public places in this context.
     
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    It says no such thing. Feedom of speech doesn't guarantee the right to be heard.
     
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    Funny how the left cries freedom of speech when that speech offends others. Again, free speech with the left is selective. The media and left failed this issue during the Charlie Hebdo attack in France. Most media outlets wouldn't publish picture of Mohammed and some even suggested that attack was warranted since picture was offensive. The whole art and media world will sidestep any imagery that Islam finds offensive, but everyone else is fair game.
     
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    e[/QUOTE iceweasel]It says no such thing. Feedom of speech doesn't guarantee the right to be heard.[/QUOTE]

    ...or to be seen. Though it does guarantee the right to be uncensored by the federal government. (mostly) However - in this case, those using the 'freedom of speech' argument to defend an offensive-to-some painting hanging in a public place should be challenged to apply the same argument against the removal of General Robert E. Lee from Lee Circle in New Orleans to changing the name of Old Dixie Highway to President Barack Obama Highway in Riviera Bch.

    Because all the hand wringing and gnashing of teeth over accusations of 'whiteness' we allow hypocrisy to thrive.
     
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    Well the standard was non-controversial, which this clearly did not meet. Left or right it should find a private venue.
     
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    The right say what you need to..the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint....:slap:
     
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    There's no right to cry fire in a crowded theater. Your rights stop where the other guy's begins.
     

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