This comment was left in an online article about driving in heavy fog.
And to think this person is allowed out in public without adult supervision........
Sarah Palin published on her Facebook page a list of twenty Democrats who voted for health insurance reform and who are elected in districts that used to be Republican. Their locations on a map of the United States are marked by crosshairs - a symbol that clearly refers to target practice and violence.
These targeted politicians have received death threats. Their offices and homes and the homes of their family members have been vandalized.
Now a Congresswoman on Sarah Palin’s, signed, “specifically targeted hit list” has had an attempted assassination…
Should Sarah Palin be criminally charged for inciting this lawless action?! Hasn't her "hit list" created a clear and present danger to those that are targeted on it?!
I say YES !!!
“Under certain narrow circumstances, the government can punish or prevent speech when "the words are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent." (Schenck v. United States, 1919). This was translated in 1970 into a legal test that demands criminal speech 1) be directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action" and 2) be "likely to produce such action." (Brandenburg v. Ohio, 1970). As Justice Brandeis pointed out in his concurring opinion on the subject of incitement to violence, "If there is time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the process of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence." (Whitney v. California, 1927).