1st US Amendment & Art IV Rights of Man

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Submitted by Frank Adam, Mar 11, 2017 07:43

The 1st US Amendment & Art IV Rights of Man are the basic free speech clauses of the Enlightenment but they are limited.

First there is the assumption - the premises - of the entire exercise of the US Constitution and the [French Rev] Rights of Man that they are designing a guide to a peaceful society NOT at war. The jihadis by self definition are at war with the kaffir confusions of the West that they do not recognise as substantive other than to confuse their opponents.

Second the Rights of Man reads freedom only extends so far as it does not interfere / trespass on the the ability of others to enjoy the self same R of M. Similarly written into the US 1st Amendment is the phrase... "peaceably to assemble to petition ..." and the rest of the document assumes continued validity and practice of English Common Law in which intimidation, libel/defamation and lying/perjury are actionable.

So though drawing these limits is a matter of case law and precedents and statutes it does not cancel the basic fact that free speech exists for constructive criticism and is limited at the fontiers of incitement to public disorder.


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