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Old 02-24-2021, 01:52 PM
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Default Re: Should White Supremist violent speech be covered by the 1st amendment?

Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
Should speech such as asking for or agreeing with the killing of politicians be covered by the 1st amendment?.
To suggest the killing of a politician--of either party--is utterly repellent, in my opinion.

That said, it is probably not illegal unless it would appear to be taken seriously--by even one deranged individual--and therefore poses a real threat.

Note: The same standard should apply to the suggestion that a non-politician should be killed.
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