Exercising his Free Speech: Pastor Jones may burn Korans on 9-11

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    This guy has every right to oppose the ground zero mosque and burn Korans on 9/11......or have you freedom-loving liberals changed your minds about free speech....and forgotten about all those Bibles and U.S. flags that you've burned in the past...?

    Seems like President Obama doesn't care much about free speech....he laid it on about the Constitutional right to freedom of religion and the Immam's right to build a mosque at ground zero....but then attempts to silence Pastor Jones....why don't you defend his Constitutional right to free speech, Mr. Obama? Or are you just a quisling that cows from our radical enemies?

     
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    He and his congregation have every right to make themselves look like idiots... as long as they are in compliance with local fire ordinances and such.
     
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    then why doesn't our great leader just say so instead of trying to shut Jones down.....?

    ....Oh....i know why....he's just scared shitless of stepping on the toes of these anti-Americans....

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    He is free to exercise his freedom of speech and the government cannot take action against him. Obama acknowledged that and has not tried to use the law to stop him

    But there is nothing in the first amendment that says there are no consequences for your exercise of free speech.

    If their use of free speech results in Americans being killed at home or abroad, it is on the good pastors and his congregations head. If the community or country wants to blame them and not deal with them , then it is their right.

    If he truly believes in god, then let him answer to god
     
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    Other than the obvious rhetoric showing his opposition (he is allowed to have a personal opinion on an issue, especially one as idiotic as this) to the burning of the Korans, how exactly is Obama "trying to shut Jones down?"
     
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    The First Amendment doesn't protect against other people's arguments or urgings. So long as the government doesn't try to stop Jones actually doing it, I don't think there's a Constitutional issue here.
     
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    Oh, Has Jones been arrested now?
     
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    No one has disputed that they have the right to do so. We question the wisdom of doing so.

    And I am encouraging people to encourage him to stop it because that's not what the Gospel of Jesus Christ stands for. Nor is it going to help anything. It's simply an inflamatory and very rude action. One that may cost our troops lives.

    We have the power to speak freely. But with that power comes the responsibility to act maturely. With Great Power comes Great Responsibility.

    Maybe we should take a cue from Peter Parker.
     
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    No, it is NOT on the good pastor's head....that is your liberal mind of mush at work...

    Any killing of Americans, domestic or abroad, because they don't like Pastor Jones burning of Korans, is strictly on the heads of those who would kill...
    ...and if they kill because a man simply exercises his free speech...then they are anti-American...

    If an American were to kill Pastor Jones because he burned a Koran....that person would be arrested and tried for breaking the law...
     
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    This guy has every right to oppose the ground zero mosque and burn Korans on 9/11......or have you freedom-loving liberals changed your minds about free speech....and forgotten about all those Bibles and U.S. flags that you've burned in the past...?

    Don't be such a douchebag. Nobody said he didn't have the right, just that he's a flaming idiot.
     

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