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    • Ian
    • 25.06.12 | 18:09 (IDT)

    Since when is the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles a governmental agency? The First Amendment right to unfettered speech places limits on government control of speech; it has no bearing on private entities hiring or firing speakers. No one is violating Geller's First Amendment Rights; on the contrary, the Jewish Federation is exercising its own First Amendment right not to hear her voice. If she wants to be heard, she ought to set up a soapbox in a public park and rant and rave all the hatred she pleases. Only when a park ranger would seek to shut her up, then her free speech right would be violated.

    from the article: Conservative blogger Pamela Geller lashes out at L.A. Jewish federation over nixed speech
    First published 08:28 24.06.12 | Last updated 08:28 24.06.12
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