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    Greetings all! I come before you humbly asking to participate in your various discussions. I am a political animal, conservative by nature yet willing to listen and learn from any and all. My reason for trying this new forum..........I have participated in forums in The Denver Post for a couple years and was recently ex-communicated for the second time. I am not fowl or aggressive but I do tend to say what's on my mind and in the forums on the Post you absolutely must toe the company line or face expulsion. I am hoping to find a home with people who understand and celebrate both sides of a good story.
     
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    Being banned from private property, that's not censorship. Nor is it a violation of your free speech rights.

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    So what kind of animal are you?
     
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    Yes it is, you can say you are violating free speech because you own the venue, the media, censorship is censorship, regardless of the legality of the act.

    If you are going to shut other people down, admit it, and know you will get some back.
     
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    Free speech does not exist on private property, and really the 1st Amendment only protects your free speech rights from the government, not private entities.

    Just like in your own home, you may exclude anyone you wish for any reason. Same with privately owned internet entities.
     
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    Free speech exists everywhere a tounge or keyboard taps, now you may have a legal (if cowardly) right to censor it, but do not pretend you are not censoring.

    If you are going to be an authoritarian, have the balls to be one.
     
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    By the way, my home has the freest speech in town, the cops were around just last night.
     
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    I cannot help it that you do not understand the Constitution. I suppose it would be fine with you if I smeared profanity on the walls of your living room with feces, cussed you and your wife out, kicked your dog, then claimed it was all because I have free speech.
     
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    You are right legally, however the word censorship still applies. If the owner chooses to stop some forms of speech it is censorship whether or not it is illegal.

    Censorship Definition | Definition of Censorship at Dictionary.com

    Censoring Definition | Definition of Censoring at Dictionary.com
     
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    Being banned from a privately owned forum board isn't censorship. It's being excluded from private property at the whim of the owner(s). The person is still free to move on to any number of the billions of forum boards out there. He's even free to create his own. So, he's not been censored in any real sense.
     

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