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#307823 - 08/08/18 01:12 AM Re: Round Table for August, 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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POLL: 43% of Republicans Want to Give Trump the Power to Shut Down Media

In other words, almost half of Republicans think that freedom of the press is subject to the President's whims.
In other words, almost half of Republicans don't seem to understand that "freedom of the press" means not being subject to the hissy fit snap decisions of a president with regard to their ability to do their job.
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#307825 - 08/08/18 07:33 AM Re: Round Table for August, 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Idiots! The First Amendment is MUCH more important than the Second, in preserving our freedom. The Second Amendment "right" to fight a tyrannical government is meaningless in the age of machine guns, tanks, helicopter gunships, etc. Anybody who decides they need to raise weapons against the US government is annihilated in short order!

This is a common right-wing fantasy, with zero connection to reality. What keeps us a free country is the right to speak up, to have the real news reported, to vote, and to file suit in court when the government does something unconstitutional.

I think this has to reflect poorly on American Education: We used to have something called Civics in American high schools, and everybody had to pass it to graduate.

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