Having high ranking military *ask* Jones not to exercise free speech:

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    "Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey called Florida pastor Terry Jones on Wednesday to ask him to withdraw his support for the video that some reports have linked with anti-American unrest in the Muslim world, a spokesman said.
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81184.html#ixzz26U20wNr7

    "I know the military has operational concerns, and I’m concerned about the safety of troops and diplomats, but having the nation’s high-ranking military officials ask people not to exercise their right to free speech is pretty chilling of free speech."

    The eight dumbest things said about free speech this week « Hot Air
     
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    Yes if we are just nicer to them they will like us.
     
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    Terry made the decision to drop out on his own.
     
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    you people have it all wrong as usual
     
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    The guy's a shit-stirrer, and he's putting Americans at risk, whether you like it or not is irrelevant.
     
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    Hey.............free speech states that you can say anything you like, but there are limits on it. Shouting "fire" in a crowded building when there isn't one for example, because that endangers lives by causing panic.

    Same reason the general asked Jones to stand down.

    But...............if Terry Jones really wants to exercise his free speech and burn a Koran while showing that video, let him do so..............................

    Smack dab in the center of Tahrir square.
     
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    He's putting Americans at risk is the hook ?

    Obama feels the same way.
     
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    Is it not true?
     
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    Let us also try to remember, he's not being silenced, but he has been asked to stfu.

    Freedom of speech still reigns.
     
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    The degree of the stupidity of leftist American-haters is frightening.
     

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