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Letter: Hate speech

The Supreme Court has upheld the WBC's First Amendment Rights. And, Margie Phelps is actually employed by the state of KS.

The Constitution and its amendments are not about the easy stuff. They are designed to make us uphold the founding principles of the United States, even when it hurts.

October 8, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Neighbor questions church's use of school

Unless you have evidence of discrimination against Muslims, you are just condemning the school district for something you made up. I bet they would discriminate against space aliens and talking animals too, the ba$tards!

October 2, 2013 at 9:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas officials on new health exchange: Be patient

That is exactly why they are nervous. They have been selling the meme that the 46 milliion people without health care did not want health care. Would totally suck for them if it turns out that they were wrong.

October 2, 2013 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas premiums lower than expected under new health insurance marketplaces, report says

down the river. I think you have gone off the logic beam. If the hypothetical person in your scenario were to experience the kind of health problems that would add up to $433 in treatment costs (with insurance), that person would be on the line for WAY more than $6936. Not buying health insurance, wouldn't make your health problems go away. Instead, they would cost way, way, way more.

September 25, 2013 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas premiums lower than expected under new health insurance marketplaces, report says

Nominate tigerarmy for the best retort of the year on the LJW comment section.

September 25, 2013 at 2:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings

Sorry, the Supremes have carved out very, very narrow exceptions. The Phelps are covered by the First Amendment. If the WBC filth is not an example of "fighting words", Guth does not even merit a second look.

September 22, 2013 at 4:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings

And many of them started by rounding up the teachers and professors and other intellectuals who would not toe the party line.

September 21, 2013 at 9:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guth's tweet puts him in middle of political firestorm

Agree, with the exception of the word "wish". Saying "let it be" means something different than "I wish" X would happen. But, yes the prudent thing would have been to leave kids out of it.

September 21, 2013 at 9:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guth's tweet puts him in middle of political firestorm

This isn't a KU policy issue. This is the "policy" of the United States. Political speech, even when repugnant is protected from repercussions by the state. by the First Amendment to the US Constitution. There is explicit case law on this particular point, even the hypothetical scenario that you have concocted, thinking erroneously, that the First Amendment only applies to tasteful speech. See Rodriquez vs. Maricopa Community College District.

Think about it for a minute, do you REALLY want state legislators deciding what passes as an acceptable public opinion?

September 21, 2013 at 8:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guth's tweet puts him in middle of political firestorm

Absolutely agree.

September 21, 2013 at 12:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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