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Freedom of Speech?


In our local paper today, letter to the editor:

Editor’s note: This letter is being reprinted at the request of the writer to include the parenthetical expression at bottom.

We can stop shootings

To the Editor:

The Sandy Hook tragedy is the 136th gun shooting at a school in America since 1764.

In those 136 shootings, 32 of them were stopped by intervention.

When it was the police intervening, there was an average of 14 people murdered before the intervention.

When it was a civilian intervening, there was an average of two people murdered before the intervention.

We know exactly how to stop these school murders. We only need to make one change: Ar…

(Note: This letter ends abruptly because it has been truncated to 450 characters. This is in compliance with the recently issued Presidential Executive Order limiting the 1st amendment “Freedom of Speech” clause to 450 characters in situations where the subject matter is considered hurtful. The subject of guns makes people uncomfortable, so it falls under the subject matter ban.

It has been determined that this limitation does not significantly infringe on the intent of the 1st amendment.)

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Coin TossComment by Coin Toss - January 26, 2013, 10:52 am
450 characters if the subject matter is 'hurtful'. Hurtful according to who.

Comment by GASMETERGUY - January 26, 2013, 3:19 pm
Executive orders have no force outside of government agencies and pertains only to government employees. Civilians and private companies can ignore EO's.
Coin TossComment by Coin Toss - January 26, 2013, 3:23 pm
So why would a newspaper be worried about it?
emilygComment by emilyg - January 26, 2013, 7:29 pm
More censorship.
jarasanComment by jarasan - January 27, 2013, 10:07 pm
Fuque these govt. fascists. 6 words.

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