Should Protesters Be Allowed to Shut Down Political Rallies?
21st Century Wire Asked by 21st Century Wire
6/10/2016

Should Protesters Be Allowed to Shut Down Political Rallies?

24%
Yes

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76%
No WINNER

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24%
Yes

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Anthony Vimino
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Anthony Vimino

It wasn't "the opposing political party" it WAS people of Chicago who didn't want to see the racism and violence that occurs at Trump Rallies occur in their city.

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 16:21:39 -0600

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76%
No

18 Comments
Patrick Henningsen
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Patrick Henningsen

Free speech and assembly is a right in the US, although it seems that Democrat Party community organizers do not think so. This sets a very bad precedent. Whether you like Trump or not, he should not be silenced by partisan political mobs.

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 15:53:54 -0600

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Russell T. Fisher
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Russell T. Fisher

No way!!! Freedom of speech should not be impeded. I would suspect that there is some bad money supporting ardent organized protesters.

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 04:14:13 -0500

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Miles Elliott
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Miles Elliott

Taken to the logical extreme, this is mob rule, and whoever has the biggest mob will just shut their opponents down. Bad news for democracy and free speech, which are not the same thing btw.

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 16:42:16 -0500

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Conscious Algorithm
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Conscious Algorithm

While I'm a big proponent of free speech and the right of anyone to voice their opinions, this does amount to mob rule. Trump's an extreme reactionary, and even has fascist tendencies. Be that as it may, he still has the right to express his ogreish views. An intellectual opposition is our right.

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 16:54:45 -0500

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Mitchell McAleer
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Mitchell McAleer

the law of attraction needs to be applied, if protesters want to shut down an opposing view, they can rent their own hall, hire their own security, and promote their own message, and attract people to their ideology honestly.

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:16:56 -0500

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Gary Seven
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Gary Seven

If you are not for free speech for those you disagree with, then you are NOT for free speech at all. Noam Chomsky said that, but I don't need him or anyone to tell me that. What I see happening to Trump rallies is the desperation of the Establishment trying to defend itself from outsiders.

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:27:47 -0500

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John F Cook
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John F Cook

It's simply a matter of freedom of speech.

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 18:11:38 -0500

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Ljubomir Dimitrovski
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Ljubomir Dimitrovski

To use force against people you disagree with, this is not democracy. This is the behaviour of autocratic regimes. What disgrace

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 04:33:48 -0500

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Jack Jones
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Jack Jones

freedom of speach .

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:03:16 -0500

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Anne Fields
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Anne Fields

1st Amendment Right

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 01:26:51 -0500

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Mardi Garcia
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Mardi Garcia

https://musicalchemy432.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/to-cheapen-your-currency/

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:40:39 -0500

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Richard Tait
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Richard Tait

If we want to have open free societies with rights like free speech, democracy, etc then we must allow people to have their say, to have their rights of free speech. Once you censor other peoples rights especially to free speech, then you no longer have a democracy, you no longer have free speech.

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 23:12:32 -0500

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Paul Price
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Paul Price

What next? Burning books?

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 20:38:04 -0500

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Charles Edward Frith
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Charles Edward Frith

I think they are agent provocateurs paid for by Soros

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:30:39 -0600

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Dan Wiberg
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Dan Wiberg

When parties have to resort to nothing less than deception and crime to succeed. They become meaningless and must be disbanded.

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:44:41 -0500

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anna golinska
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anna golinska

violation of freedom of speach

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:01:50 -0500

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darcinelson
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darcinelson

Quite simply Freedom of Speech...

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 11:32:41 -0500

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Geoff Bridges
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Geoff Bridges

Freedom of speech.

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:36:22 -0600

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