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EGeezer
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Re: In our State's defense...

Apparently this knee-jerk feel-good legislation is being reviewed to try to fix constitutional issues;

... Horowitz's (David Horowitz of the Media Coalition, a legal association that represents businesses' First Amendment interests,) group sent a letter to Gov. Jan Brewer after the bill passed on March 29 urging her to veto it because it "plainly violates the First Amendment." He said Jon Stewart's comedy routines, Rush Limbaugh's radio show, and even angry online banter among fans of rival sports teams could face prosecution if an Arizona resident were offended by their profanity or lewdness.

Arizona lawmakers have stopped the bill from going to Brewer's desk for now and plan to alter it.

Well, raising those possibilities should rile a huge portion of the Arizona citizenry, especially those who are concerned with individual rights and minimizing government intervention into public or private speech matters.


StuartMW
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said by EGeezer:

...especially those who are concerned with individual rights and minimizing government intervention into public or private speech matters.

Well many don't care or have no problem with that as evidenced by many postings in this thread.

BTW it illustrates, to all, the great philosophical divide in the US today. No consensus is possible between the two views.
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JALevinworth

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said by StuartMW:

said by EGeezer:

...especially those who are concerned with individual rights and minimizing government intervention into public or private speech matters.

Well many don't care or have no problem with that as evidenced by many postings in this thread.

BTW it illustrates, to all, the great philosophical divide in the US today. No consensus is possible between the two views.

To be fair, there is a third group of "one is not mutually exclusive of the other" which is more of the sense I get rather than only 2 opposing views that's all or nothing. That's fine if you feel it is all or nothing too. Personally, I tend to explore things from all sides before conclusion.

-Jim