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[–] Totenglocke 3 points 19 points (+22|-3) ago 

Calling for the assassination of a candidate goes wayyyyy past "free speech".

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[–] New_Iso 5 points 5 points (+10|-5) ago  (edited ago)

Matthew Mowrer never called for Trump's assassination.

He simply made statements about the would be assassin - which is perfectly fine.

There is a difference between:

"Candidate X needs to be assassinated."

and

"I align myself with the views of the guy who tried to assassinate Candidate X."

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[–] Totenglocke 3 points 7 points (+10|-3) ago 

No, he said that the attempted-assassian was a "good guy with a gun".

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[–] Superchexx 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Condoning the attempted assassination of a political candidate will encourage others to do the same. The same reason Islam is so terrible because a large group of people cite it as the reason for their murder, condoning this is as bad as the spread of hate and bigotry of islam. And Leftists like to say they're peaceful people, it's complete hogwash. It's not of western society to engage opposition with violence, but with open discourse.