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  •  You really interpret things oddly... (2+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, Wisper

    Private property doesn't have the kind of power you think it does.

    Yes, the owner of the property can insist on certain actions that cannot take place with the result only being that you have to leave. That's it...

    They cannot tell you that you can't speak if that speech is not illegal in any way. Attempting to squelch someone's other rights while on someone's private property can be actionable if it is done wrong. You can prohibit firearms from being brought onto your property. But allowing someone to use a firearm in a manner that breaks the law is illegal. This is a rough example I know. But in essence the law still stands even on private property. Denying someone their rights even on private property is actionable. The owner of the property can only do one thing.. ask them to leave.

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 06:18:28 PM PDT

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    •  Then you agree. (2+ / 0-)
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      VClib, Bailey2001

      If you go back and read my original comment, you'll see that I did not suggest any mechanism by which the owner might prevent the exercise of rights other than the denial of continued permission to be on the property.

      For example, if the university were threatening to tie the students up and cover their mouths with duct tape, then yes, that would obviously be illegal.

      But employing disciplinary measures to prevent them from distributing condoms on campus, which is their property? Completely legit, just as it would be were a guest at my house to start distributing condoms and I asked them to apologise or what-have-you.

    •  Try screaming your head off in Macy's and see (2+ / 0-)
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      coffeetalk, Wisper

      if they don't arrest you for screaming your head off.  That's all you have to do is stand perfectly still and start screaming.  You can even just try a good curse word and repeat it over and over again in a normal tone of voice...see how that would work.  I guarantee the guys in blue will be there shortly to tell you all about the first amendment and how it doesn't apply.

      They will ask you once (maybe) to stop and then off to jail you go or if you are lucky they will just write you a disturbing the peace citation and make you pay a fine.

    •  LOL (0+ / 0-)

      You should fund their legal case then.  You will need to schedule a lot of meetings with the attorney though because your interpretation of "rights" and what is "actionable" has absolutely no resemblance to what they teach in law school.

      You're going to need to teach the lawyer how your laws work because they don't work like ours.

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 11:45:02 AM PDT

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