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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Associated Press: Raw Video- Judge Denies Request to Stop Anti-Muslim Trailer

Source: Associated Press-
Source: Associated Press Raw Video- Judge Denies Request To Stop Anti-Muslim Trailer

If this actress in this movie was misled about this movie that she was in, then she probably has a good case. That she should take to court and sue the makers of this movie over that and be rewarded compensation for that. Assuming she didn't know that she was going to be part of an Islamaphobic film and I don't know if she was misled or not, but as far as getting the movie shut down, over that, that simply won't happen. 

We have a First Amendment in this country that protects Freedom of Speech, which movies would clearly come under, because they clearly have speech in them. And when they are in documentary form, they are delivering a message and perhaps intended to inform people about the subject matter that the film is covering. And seeing speech that you love or hate, is part of sharing and living in a liberal democracy of three-hundred and fifteen million people. We can control what we see and hear, but can't shut people up on our own. 

Suing people might be part of the American Way in America, but free speech is clearly the American Way and has to be protected. Whether it's peaceful speech, hate speech, accurate speech or inaccurate Speech. It's not the job of government to protect us from what they may see as dangerous speech. We have the freedom to make these decisions for ourselves. 

AP: Attacks Get Personal in Va. Senate Debate

This will be one of the most interesting Senate races as well as Congressional races as a whole. That will probably come down to who wins Virginia in the Presidential Election. Barack Obama where he currently have a five point lead or Mitt Romney making a comeback in Virginia.

ABC News: The Blotter: Last Colombian Drug Kingpin Falls: 'Crazy' Barrera Captured

Last Colombian Drug Kingpin Falls: 'Crazy' Barrera Captured - ABC News

Daniel Barerra being arrested for selling something that Columbians want

The New Republic: Is Barack Obama “Redistributionist”? Sort Of.

Is Obama “Redistributionist”? Sort Of. | The New Republic

Anyone whose in favor of at least some for of taxation to pay for things that they believe that government should be doing for the country. Is a Redistributionist at least in some form.

The Hill: Global Affairs Middle East: Secretary Clinton To Battle Tea Party Over Foreign Aid To Egypt & Libya

Tough sale for Secretary Clinton and as a Liberal Democrat myself, this is not something that I would be crazy about voting in favor of at this point.