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View Poll Results: Do you agree that tattooing is a constitutionally protected form of free speech?
Yes 16 72.73%
No 5 22.73%
Not sure 1 4.55%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Top Arizona court: tattoo is protected speech - US news - Crime & courts - NBCNews.com

This is the first time any high court has ruled that tattooing is a form of free speech. I see it as a victory for freedom and liberty.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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Top Arizona court: tattoo is protected speech - US news - Crime & courts - NBCNews.com

This is the first time any high court has ruled that tattooing is a form of free speech. I see it as a victory for freedom and liberty.
For once some sanity from the craziest state in our union
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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It only ruled that the county superior court erred in dismissing the suit. The zoning board still can prevent the business from setting up shop in its jurisdiction according to the article.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: The Other California
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More judicial activism run amok. It would surely have the founding fathers scratching their heads.

Next thing you know public nudity will be constitutionally protected speech.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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For once some sanity from the craziest state in our union
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More judicial activism run amok. It would surely have the founding fathers scratching their heads.

Next thing you know public nudity will be constitutionally protected speech.
Interesting to have the extreme of both the commie left and the theocratic right on the same thread.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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I think that running any business is a right but not as to where they can be located.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: California
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No I don't. But there a couple things I don't think should be protected under "free speech". I think it waters down the whole idea behind free speech and makes society weak.

People should be free to tattoo whatever they want, but "free speech" it isn't IMO. No more than plastic surgery or having hair plugs.
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:03 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Next thing you know public nudity will be constitutionally protected speech.


As it should be.


If you wish to walk down a street buck naked, in Wisconsin, during January... MORE POWER TO YA!
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:46 AM
 
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I have seen some pretty scary stuff tattooed on people, major Nazi stuff, hate symbols. I suppose, it is "free speech", but it is offensive, to me. I guess, people can express their views, on their bodies. And, I can express my views as well, by not hiring those folks, or patronizing any establishments, who hire folks like that.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:40 AM
 
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I have seen some pretty scary stuff tattooed on people, major Nazi stuff, hate symbols. I suppose, it is "free speech", but it is offensive, to me. I guess, people can express their views, on their bodies. And, I can express my views as well, by not hiring those folks, or patronizing any establishments, who hire folks like that.
Do you agree in that same line of thought that people can refuse to hire blacks because their skin is offensive to them?
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