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Calandale
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« Reply #240 on: July 26, 2014, 06:13:49 pm »

The ultimate problem is that the actions of the boycotters has a cooling effect on speech. Instead of both sides presenting their ideas, one side is doing everything in their power to silence an opposing view.

With respect to money/speech. The problem isn't the money necessary to buy "speech," but that the political checks and balances intended to prevent any politician from having sufficient power that anyone would actually want to pay for that power, have been eroded.

When speech IS the product, and there is something disturbing about that product,
it is perfectly reasonable to engage in a speech act to inform others what they
are supporting by paying for that (and associated) products.

Unless every voice is given an absolutely equal playing field (which is impossible),
it seems as reasonable to allow the will of consumers to determine what speech is
allowed as it is to allow the will of the moneyed interests who control the media. It
is the populist way of achieving any level of equity.
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« Reply #241 on: July 26, 2014, 06:14:45 pm »

In the store. Everyday. Preaching to customers. Told them to leave. They just got louder. Cops called. Show up. People in store still being disruptive on private property. Tells me nothing he can do. I go behind counter for my baseball bat and I am told if I touch them I will be arrested.

I just don't understand how that could have happened, because as soon as you asked them to leave, they were clearly trespassing. The cops should have removed them from your premises. I don't excuse that group's behavior (and it was reprehensible for disrupting your business), but the blame falls squarely on the cops on this one.

Did you make a complaint at the local police station?

You obviously don't understand how police operate.
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« Reply #242 on: July 26, 2014, 06:43:19 pm »

You obviously don't understand how police operate.

Sadly, true.

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« Reply #243 on: July 26, 2014, 06:48:59 pm »

Can't find the I hate police sequence from the movie - but essentially the same lines.





Wanda: I hate the police, don't you?
Henry: I don't know, but I seem to feel better when they're not around.
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