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From: Tom S
To: John D.Wentzky
Date: 2007-03-30 18:38:26
Subject: Re: Court keeps pro-liar literature distribution at Michigan school

From: Tom S <tscalfjr{at}>

On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 08:41:29 -0400, "John D.Wentzky"
<johndwentzky{at}> wrote:

>In news:9cpo03977k467tcnr2n0dkqhai438p7d53{at},
>Douglas Berry <penguin_boy{at}> typed:
>> On  Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:51:11 -0400 there was an Ancient "John
>> D.Wentzky" <johndwentzky{at}> who stoppeth one in
>> alt.atheism
>>> In news:1175192005.583773.107660{at},
>>> KTBpylon{at} <KTBpylon{at}> typed:
>>>>> Satellite and cable television are currently in violation of
>>>>> Freedom of Speech.
>>>> No, they aren't.
>>> How does charging for speech satisfy freedom of speech requirements?
>> Johm first of all, the First Amendment on stops the government from
>> muzzling your freedom of speech. Private companies can and do set
>> policies restricting what employees may say while on the job.
>Who cares about your illegal ideas that go against Freedom of SPeech?
>You, but not many others.
>> Next, charging for a service does not violate anyone's freedom of
>> speech.
>Charging for speech automatically makes that speech disqualified from being
>considered free speech.
>You know I am right.
>Why are you resisiting?
>> The companies are providing a service, you are free to
>> partake of it or not.
>There is no right to charge for speech in the Constitution.
No one is charging for the speech.  They are only charging you to listen to
the speech.  And the Constitution doesn't guarantee freedom of listening. 
which is why you have to pay to go to concerts, seminars, lectures,
college, etc.

Tom S.

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