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Old 02-05-2009, 12:03 PM
Ron Johnson
Default OT: Bush quotes

On 02/05/2009 05:30 AM, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:

Chris Jones wrote:

On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 01:57:04AM EST, Alex Samad wrote:

-- "It's a school full of so-called at-risk children. It's how we,
unfortunately, label certain children. It means basically they can't
learn. It's one of the best schools in Houston."

- George W. Bush While speaking about KIPP Academy in Houston, TX

In the future, Samad, please refrain from posting stuff like the above
concerning my country's former President.

Strange... I thought you Americans value freedom of speech so much.

Note that Chris Jones did *not* say "Stop profaning Allah, or we
chop your head off, violate your women and salt your fields." That
would be anti-"free speech".

He, OTOH, said "please", and didn't even follow it up with a threat.

Lastly, "free speech" is nowhere near absolute, even in the US, even
though it was greatly expanded in the 1900s.

Really lastly, prudence and manners are always useful on a public list.

Absolutely lastly

> (Can't remember the number of the amendment, though.)

Number One. Along with Establishment and Free Exercise of Religion,
Freedom of the Press, Peaceable Assembly, and Petitioning the

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA

Supporting World Peace Through Nuclear Pacification

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