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July 14, 2005

Blair & Britain Set To Prosecute Those Who "Incite and Instigate" Terrorism

It's about time.

And I'm tired of the "clear and present danger" gloss on the American Constitution, too. Advocating violence should not be a protected right. Perhaps in other times we could allow such latitude in absolute free speech. No more.

If you advocate violence, you should be punished. What does it matter if there are morons ready, willing, and able to follow your incitements presently? Should you escape punishment merely because you don't have suitable charisma to actually persuade people to put your instigations of violence into rapid practice?

Fascist? Fuck you, buddy. You can make all the political points you like except for encouraging, inciting, and advocating that which the law expressly forbids -- illegal violence in the service of some twisted political goal.

If you can't edit yourself, well, pardner, I'm a-guessin' your shit out of luck.

Were it not for the clear and present danger "rule," half of the vicious terrorist-preachers in this country would've been in the slammer a long time ago.


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