I was watching this - it says it’s “livestream” so I assume it just happened - but someone grabbed Trump while he was speaking. (He says afterwards he was “prepared” for it - lol - he obviously wasn’t.)
So I’m wondering: how long before someone takes a shot at him?
Unless the person in question was acting on behalf of the government, Donny’s free speech was not denied here. The protester was rude and acted in a violent, and uncalled for manner,but the First Amendment does not prohibit one idiot private citizen from attempting to stop another idiot private citizen from speaking. Other criminal charges, of course, are certainly in play.
No, if you believe in free speech, you believe that the government cannot punish you for what you say.
Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to a microphone, it does not mean freedom from criticism, it does not mean anyone is obligated to listen or be respectful, and it does not mean that another private citizen can’t use their freedom of speech against you.
And I will posit you don’t believe in free speech if you can’t even be arsed to LET the other person speak.
Yeah, yoy don’t have to like them. If they say things you REALLY don’t like, you don’t have to be their friends. If they work for you you can fire them. If they sell a service, you can quit using that service. Hell, you can even say they suck ass.
But IFF you won’t even let them SAY what they are trying to say…you don’t believe in free speech at even the most fundamental level.
And I say that as a conservative that when I see a liberal speak and some jackasses are booing and yelling such that the liberal can’t be heard above the noise I wanna kick some people in balls (and it ain’t the liberal).
And you don’t know the definition of free speech. You may scream bullshit all you like, but it doesn’t change the fact that Freedom of Speech only relates to the government, not private citizens. This is in no way meant to defend the person who assaulted The Don, who should be prosecuted for their assault under the full extent of the law. However, they did not violate Trump’s right to free speech.
Since when can you put you hands on someone else to prevent them from speaking? Political candidates are, or should be, allowed to speak. To me, it appears that the Democrat collective is becoming violent. The answer to free speech is more free speech, not violence. YMMV.
You can’t put your hands on someone to prevent them from speaking. The person in question should be arrested and charged. I completely agree that the answer to free speech is more free speech, not violence, and that political candidates should be allowed to speak. Please do not think that I in any way condone the action taken here. It is two-bit thuggery. However, by definition, Mr. Trump’s free speech was not violated, though his physical person was.
Fine, you may use the word bullshit in any manner, tone, or volume you so choose, making full use of whatever recording or reproduction devices are available to you. A whispered “bullshit” can often be more effective if done correctly.