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21 April 2017

There's No 'Hate Speech' Exception To The First Amendment Nor Is Speech 'Violence'


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Cross-posted from Sophie, Simply Stated:












Next, an arrogant, fellow Brit decided that he knew more about the First Amendment that the United States Supreme Court...













Then, came this...





'The document also seems to categorize speech that challenges or disagrees with transgenderism as “violence.”
“Transphobic misinformation is a form of systemic violence,” read the document, which included examples of the alleged verbal violence: “Fixed binaries and biological essentialism, manifest in gendered language, misgendering someone, and the policing of trans bodies, threaten the lives of trans people.”'

Since last night, I have been debating Howard Dean's preposterous tweet that 'hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.' Of course, it is, but I think that three cases that I have raised illustrate how stupid this whole notion of words (also expression, presence, etc) = violence.


Those arguing that disagreeing with 'transgenderism' is a form of 'violence' need to face reality.



If disagreeing with 'transgenderism' is 'violence', wouldn't these 'speech = violence' people also think that the Neo-Nazis marching through a town waving swastikas where 1/6th of the residents were survivors of or related to survivors of the Holocaust was 'violent'?


Yet, the Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision ruled that such speech was protected under the First Amendment. (See: National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, 432 U.S. 43 (1977)).



If Neo-Nazis' swastikas and marches are protected speech and not considered to be violence per se, then how is disagreeing with transgenderism violence?



If disagreeing with 'transgenderism' is 'violence', wouldn't these 'speech = violence' people also think that a teenager burning a cross on the front lawn of a black family would constitute 'violence'?



Surely, if disagreeing with transgenderism equals violence, burning a cross in a black family's front garden would certainly qualify as such. Yet, the Supreme Court ruled in an unanimous decision in R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, 505 U.S. 377 (1992) that such speech was protected and a bias-motivation ordinance banning so-called 'fighting words' was unconstitutional on its face.



Finally, this case should hit transgender activists and 'hate speech = violence' right in the smacker.



If disagreeing with 'transgenderism' is 'violence', wouldn't these 'speech = violence' people also think that members of a church cult protesting military funerals whilst waving 'God Hates F*gs' signs equals violence?



Yet, in an 8-1 decision in Snyder v. Phelps, 562 U.S. 443 (2011),, the Supreme Court ruled that such was protected speech under the First Amendment. Ironically, the transgender advocates and 'hate speech = violence' activists agree with the very Catholic Justice Alito, whom the Left has accused of wanting to impose a theocracy.



These people need to learn that criticism isn't illegal (even when very, very 'obnoxious', as Justice Scalia wrote in R.A.V.), is protected under the First Amendment, and hurt feelings aren't going to change that.



Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to send these universities a 'Dear Colleague' letter reminding these public institutions that the First Amendment is very much in effect. They are taxpayer-funded, they receive Federal research grants, and, further, many, if not most, of the students are attending via Federal student loans. If these universities want to even try to suppress First Amendment rights, then they must forego ALL taxpayer monies of every kind.


Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to send these universities a 'Dear Colleague' letter reminding these public institutions that the First Amendment is very much in effect. They are taxpayer-funded, they receive Federal research grants, and, further, many, if not most, of the students are attending via Federal student loans. If these universities want to even try to suppress First Amendment rights, then they must forego ALL taxpayer monies of every kind.
Secondly, those public universities, including the administrators, individually, that succumb to the 'Rioters' Veto' should be hit hard - and often - with § 1983 actions. Any public official, including university employees, police chiefs, and mayors (like the one in Berkeley), who infringe upon the civil and constitutional rights of students or speakers, needs to be hit with a § 1983 suit, which would also provide for the plaintiffs to receive treble damages. viol

'Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom or usage, of any State or Territory, or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress ….'


These officials could also face Federal prosecution.
That should throw a wrench in their totalitarian machines.


Where threats of violence, both to persons or property, are made so as to cancel these events. This is not protected speech znd are, indeed, a crime.

The Antifas and NAMBLA's favourite group, BAMN, are domestic terrorist organisations and should be prosecuted pursuant to the multitude Federal statutes available to the Department of Justice.

14 April 2016

Text, Lies & Videotape: Debunking @realDonaldTrump & His #TrumpTwats




Let's look at your 'problems' with Ted Cruz...


1. 'Iowa'...




2. 'Wife'...





3. 'Ben CarsonGate'...












You can read even more here:


http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/02/08/carsongate-cover-up-cnn-fact-checker-lies-about-ted-cruz/



4. ‘Colorado’...








5. ‘Cruz is STEALING delegates!!!’...









6. 'Lyin’ Ted is a lyin’ liar!'...






7. ‘Cruz is part of the Establishment! He is bought and paid for! He never does what he says he’s gonna do!!!’




Anything else?


Good...


...and, you're welcome. Glad that I could be of service and part of your TRUTH & EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE!











12 April 2016

Libya's Online Weapons Bazaars: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ANYTHING BUT #Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board!




Someone left the irony on...
Where's @Facebook's Safety Advisory Board?

THE HUFFINGTON POST'S Larry Magid (@larrymagid), tech journalist & 'internet safety activist', wrote

'As a member of Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, I can assure you  that policy decisions in these two areas is not easy, but the company — with our help — has done its best to create nuanced policies that allow for artistic and political freedom while at the same time trying to maintain an environment that is respectful and inoffensive...On nudity, for example, Facebook explains that it removes photographs of “people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks” and that, though they “restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple,” they “always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring,” and artistic images that show nudity.
Facebook also bans hate speech including content that attacks people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sex or gender identity or serious disabilities and diseases, and the company will sometimes allow people to share someone else’s hate speech “for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others about that hate speech.'

Boobies and 'bad words'?

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board!

ISIS holding online weapons bazaars ON FACEBOOK?

Facebook, Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, and The Huffington Post's own 'tech journalist & internet SAFETY activist' TO THE RESCUE!!!...

...Nah, IT'S JUST CRICKETS.


#DoubleStandards

for

#SpecialBloodThirstySnowflakes





11 April 2016

It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again...





On a serious note, the 104th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic will be marked just before midnight on Thursday, 14 April 2016.



27 March 2016

#OrangeClown, #CruzSexScandals and a Response to #TrumpTwats




Yes, it's long...

...LIKE A LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE!!!11!!!111





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Seriously, I haven't witnessed a mob-driven hate fest as vile as that on Friday since the Regressives and Gaystapo went after Memories Pizza. 

On Good Friday (no less), you #TrumpsterDivers behaved like the Left and participated in a high-tech crucifixion based on nothing more than A STORY ABOUT A STORY ABOUT 'ALLEGATIONS' OF INFIDELITY and the lone, identified word of Roger Stone, who has been a smear merchant and henchman for the last 50 years... ...

Except, of course, (true story) when he was strutting around in black, leather chaps at BDSM parties at Miami Velvet, the most famous and infamous swingers' club in Miami. 

Here is a photograph of your only 'accuser' willing to go on the record:







You know, maybe it is all true. When it comes to politicians, nothing surprises me. BUT, before I automatically swallow it as true, I want some evidence. Perhaps, it is just the lawyer in me or the American sense of fair play. 

And, any of you engaging in this revolting spectacle should ask yourselves if you truly want to become like the vile Left and destroy people based on emotions and raw political calculations without reserving the right to wait for ACTUAL EVIDENCE (and, no, the video of Cruz and a woman coming out of a hotel is NOT ACTUAL, SUBSTANTIATING EVIDENCE AT THIS POINT - I can give you three possible reasons right now why it could be explained and one gigantic reason why it almost certainly does not prove what you think it does). 

Have you people no shame? Are you actually wrapping yourselves in the mantle of Christ on Easter while gossiping and making accusations the kind of which you couldn't possibly have based upon actual knowledge? 

I'm pretty sure that Christ didn't die for your 'right' to be a bunch of Gladys Kravitzes.










26 March 2016

Meet Scott 'Face of Steel' Stirling...






Via Ace: 

'I can't stop laughing. Goalkeeper Scott Stirling is kind of like the 'Ow, My Balls' guy from Idiocracy, only with his face.' 

You will watch it over and over. It's like the Lays potato chips of gluttons for punishment videos. You can't watch it just once.