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polster2 March 17th, 2015 12:36pm

The former president of the Muslim student assoc. at the U. of Missouri says the movie "American Sniper" must be banned because she feels threatened by its portrayal of Muslims. Does our freedom from terror make us more safe or less safe?

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F1Dan Parked in your spot
03/18/15 12:22 pm

Banning free speech is not the right course of action. Nobody who values our collective liberties would suggest banning a film just because they dont like the context.

polster2 US
03/18/15 6:23 am

Do our civil rights make us more or less safe? Sorry, it was worded very poorly.

Rosebud Ohio
03/17/15 7:40 pm

I have no idea what this is supposed to mean...

polster2 US
03/17/15 7:57 pm

Do our civil rights make us more or less safe? Sorry, I worded it in a really confusing way.

sojourner present
03/17/15 5:26 pm

There is always a tug of war between freedom and order (safety). The more of one you want, the more of the other you give up.

jalapeno verdadero
03/17/15 9:40 am

I had a class with that girl. Interesting take, donno if I agree or not.

slickspin Heart of Texas
03/17/15 8:36 am

Your statement has no connection to the question.

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polster2 US
03/17/15 8:41 am

Do our civil rights make us safer or less safe? That's basically what I was trying to ask.

kscott516 Masks fail
03/17/15 6:44 am

"Freedom from terror"?

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sojourner present
03/17/15 6:45 am

Yeah. I confused as to what is asked in the poll too.

polster2 US
03/17/15 7:26 am

Terrorists attempt to suppress our civil rights.

kscott516 Masks fail
03/17/15 7:37 am

I contend terrorists aren't attempting to suppress our civil rights but that our Gov't reacts in such a way as to have that outcome. I don't feel any more safe at the airport with the TSA.

polster2 US
03/17/15 7:40 am

Well, the TSA is likely unconstitutional, despite what the Supreme Court says, but I wouldn't put them on the same level as ISIS.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/17/15 5:44 am

That's nutty. If you don't like the portrayal, live in a way that changes the perception and then seek to change the what people think. I don't understand victimhood. King got that. Be who you want to people to perceive.

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sojourner present
03/17/15 6:44 am

I agree. But I'm confused as to what the question in the poll actually asked.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/17/15 6:50 am

Yes. Me too. I read it a few times and came up less as my answer and this comment.

polster2 US
03/17/15 7:26 am

Terrorists attempt to suppress our civil rights. Are we more free with civil rights or without them? Sorry, perhaps that wasn't clear.

polster2 US
03/17/15 7:41 am

Also, do our civil rights make us safer or less safe?

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/17/15 7:43 am

Got it. I'll change my vote. She's still nutty though.

polster2 US
03/17/15 8:41 am

Thanks. Sorry it wasn't asked clearly.

susanr Colorado
03/17/15 8:45 am

I'm *still* confused. Are you saying the woman in the article is a terrorist? Because I'm not seeing that. But she's the one who seems to be trying to suppress civil rights, so I assume you're referring to her. I also don't think I agree that she

polster2 US
03/17/15 8:46 am

No, I'm not saying that the woman is a terrorist. I'm asking if civil rights make us more or less safe.

susanr Colorado
03/17/15 8:46 am

is suppressing civil rights. Your poll question says the movie "must be banned," but I'm not seeing that in the article; she's saying that it's not a good idea to show it *at that university,* and there's a big difference.

susanr Colorado
03/17/15 8:48 am

OK, then I really don't understand the question at all. It just seems very nebulous to me, & I'm not sure how to analyze it.

polster2 US
03/17/15 10:03 am

Basically, is freedom really free?