"Every attempt to gag the free expression
of thought is an unsocial act against society.
That is why judges and juries who try to enforce
such laws make themselves ridiculous."
in Liberty and the Great Libertarians (Charles Spradling), 1913
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 -- Mike, Norwalk      
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
Caution: When crossing US or Canada border control points, having a single jpeg of the naked human body on your laptop is considered trafficking in pornography which is a very serious federal crime. They shook down someone I know and said if they find just one nude image on his computer, he was going to jail. Lucky for him, they didn't, despite spending several hours going through all his stuff on his computer. It can happen here, it is happening here.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
    According to this, it should be fine to preach the extermination of Jews, or anyone else.
     -- David L. Rosenthal     
    This is why hate speech laws are so ridiculous. In America, each and everyone of us do have the right to preach the extermination of Jews. However, it is society, not laws, which push those who do to the fringe and labels them as crackpots. When you try to stifle that kind of speech through laws, you simply create a victim group and some will then give them a sympathetic ear. Canada, by the way, has those same type of hate speech laws, so watch what you say and don't you dare read the Bible out loud. I'm sure the Koran is fine, however.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    Archer, thanks for the warning and good comment Ken. I'm in total agreement on hate speech laws.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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