"...pray for his death."

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    1. First, it has been pretty well established that the shooter was driven by neither party, nor by rough political talk.

    2. 'HE DID NOT WATCH TV. HE DISLIKED THE NEWS. HE DIDN'T LISTEN TO POLITICAL RADIO'
    Jared Loughner’s friend says suspect ‘Did not watch TV … disliked the news’ - TVNewser

    3. Some one percent of the population is thought to be schizophrenic (Schizophrenia Facts and Statistics), ...and to be driven to some horrendous act, need no more than a parking ticket.

    Beside the obvious fascination with evil, and the need to fill the 24-hour news cycle, what we are witnessing is the desire to stultify speech...and impose more regulation and restriction.

    4. Politics has been called a bloodsport, and the harsh language is a manfestation of the passion on both sides.Don't be buffaloed into abiding by any restrictions on speech.

    I don't want to hear folks referring to 'the H-word' when they mean hate.

    5. The title of the thread?
    Thomas Jefferson wrote that in a letter to James Madison. The subject of the 'threat' was Patrick Henry.
    “What we have to do, I think, is devotedly pray for his death.”
     
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    Based on item #2, it's clear that the public policy focus of our Fearless Leaders should be upon mandatory news viewing and radio listening of government approved media.

    Ooops...they're already working on that in the FCC and the Commerce Department.
     
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    how is asking people to volutarily avoid violent imagery in the poltical sphere litmmiting anyones speech?
     
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    How is what you spew anything resembling an opinion we should take seriously?
     
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    When you prove a link between violent imagery and actions of individuals, let us know. Because Hollywood and the porn industry are gonna be in for some MASSIVE law suits.
     
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    The left has a low opinion of folk's intelligence and intentions. While it has been well documented that no 'violent imagery' influenced this demented individual, you still wish to make sure no good crisis goes to waste.

    Rather than "asking people to volutarily avoid..." anything, the left mandates 'avoiding' that which doesn't agree or conform to their advances....you merely cloak it in terms like 'ask.'

    Fairness doctrine...

    Internet regulation...

    FCC censorship...

    The only thing we should limit is the number of 'm's' in "...litmmiting anyones speech."
     
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    The question is, should we reject insane assholes who promote hate speech through the media? It looks to me like Media is trying to cover their own ass by hightlighting the people and guns.

    Freedom has a price, and I have to come down on the side of the Ist Amendment, that people should have the right to say what they want, and the accused should have the right to sue them for inciting violence or slander.
     
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    This nation has gone through this kind of proposals of censorship before...

    "Seduction of the Innocent is a book by American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, published in 1954, that warned that comic books were a negative form of popular literature and a serious cause of juvenile delinquency. The book was a minor bestseller that created alarm in parents and galvanized them to campaign for censorship. At the same time, a U.S. Congressional inquiry was launched into the comic book industry. Subsequent to the publication of Seduction of the Innocent, the Comics Code Authority was voluntarily established by publishers to self-censor their titles."
    Seduction of the Innocent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Nothing Congress likes better than theories that allow for more regulations...


    Although the baselessness of the theory has been commented on before...I would like to know about the reading habits of obviously violent folks like Citizen and Editech in their formative years....
     
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    "...promote hate speech..."

    "...through the media..."
    You don't like the speech, change the channel!!!
    Turn off the radio!!!

    Man, your side never gives up on looking for ways to restrict freedom.



    Freedom means freedom of speech.
    Get it?
     
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    Are you blinded in hate this morning? Nowhere did I say to restrict freedom! WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!
     
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