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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 06:54 PM

43. So. Threats of truth telling should be treated like threats of violence?


Yes -- this is exactly the rationale applied by every despicable authoritarian regime in history. The absolute antithesis of the First Amendment.

Congratulations. This post bulls-eyes the absolute bottom of the philosophical barrel.

The argument that embarrassing the state with truthful information that is threatening only in its likelihood of raising the public consciousness of government wrongdoing is precisely the most anti-democratic, purely vile and evil sentiment possible, on not only the subject of press freedom, but as to civilization or government of any kind.

This is how you get to dictators and genocide and everything else Americans and all decent people everywhere oppose.

Repellant. Filthy. Indefensible.

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