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Late Great Donald Blake 
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Subj: Re: So then you don't really have any problem with people voting for Trump, right?
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2022 at 04:50:20 pm EST (Viewed 115 times)
Reply Subj: So then you don't really have any problem with people voting for Trump, right?
Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 at 10:21:41 am EST (Viewed 203 times)

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Not trying to sound rude or provocative here, but I'm curious about everyone's sort of demuring when the question of whether to deplatform Rogan and constraining the larger conversation to an issue of rights. It seems like a red herring to me. In otherwords of course no one is infringing on anyone's individual rights (precisely) but the question is whether or not that's a good idea, not whether the various actors are breaking the law. There are greater issues of cause and effect, and of the motivations of some of the people involved.


For the liberals in the room: people absolutely have the right to vote for Trump I'm sure you'll agree, that doesn't mean we don't have very extensive conversations about how we think that's a very bad idea. When Trump runs again will we just say, "oh yes, they have the right to vote for whom they want. Nothing really left to discuss then."

With any political issue there are several valences to view it from. I'm curious in issues of deplatforming; I have to wonder why liberals are constraining so much of the conversation just to whether people have the legal right to censor.


cheers,
---the late great Donald Blake

To me, at least with Trump, I am not sure that he should be allowed to run again legally but that is not for here or there.

People are free to vote for him but people vote for Mickey Mouse and such too.

I honestly have a problem with anybody voting for him or anyone like him but that is more my personal preference than any assertion of rights or liberty or anything.




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