Taking a play from the book of liberals who shout down speakers like Ann Coulter, however, some conservatives showed up and apparently ruined the event by constant heckling.
So, to all you hecklers who ruined the seminar by being disruptive: Now none of us know what Killian meant when he said Facebook postings might be criminal. We don’t know how he thought he could prosecute such postings. That would’ve been interesting to know. Now we don’t know, because you effed it up. So, the next time Coulter gets shouted down by Lefties, you can have nice big cup of STFU. You’re no better than they are.
Oh, and pro tip: When a US Attorney may be willing to go to a dark place when talking about free speech, the best thing you can do is LET HIM. If he’s gonna just hand you his own head on a plate, don’t stop him. Let him drone on about it as much as he wants, and record it. Now, he can do the whole “more in sadness than anger” shtick and whine about how he’s just a poor misunderstood boy.
Jeebus, some people on the Right are utter dolts.
Of course, some people on the right are so sick and tired of the double standards applied that they forget to play the game correctly – especially since doing so often avails them nothing, given how warped is the anti-conservative hack propaganda peddled by the MSM.
Besides, what would be so interesting to know about the methods by which a liberal fascist tyranny intends to implement liberal fascism? We’re going to find out the hard way anyway. Unless you think such tyranny is going to be impeded by peaceful silence from the listeners while the commandments of tyranny are promulgated.
Anyway, he did speak, and finish his speech, and some nuggets were published:
“Let me be clear, in this country, hateful speech is allowed,” Killian said. “It is protected by the freedom of speech part of the first amendment.
“But if someone makes threats of violence, that is not protected speech and they will be prosecuted,” he said. “Likewise, if someone commits acts of violence under the guise of religious or other speech, they will be prosecuted for their violent acts.”
Killian said the same behaviors that lead to bullying in schools also lead to hate crimes and other acts of hate and violence.
The honey badger in this particular woodpile is how “threats” and “violence” are treated as a legal matter of definitions. And we permit far too much leeway on the part of the state in artificially establishing those definitions.
Finally, as for the report Dale cites about the “ruination” of the meeting, it doesn’t sound to me as if very much was ruined:
Allen said he was genuinely interested to hear what Killian had to say about the First Amendment and Islam, but he just regurgitated prepared “talking points” about how “wonderful American Muslims have assimilated.”
Sounds to me as if the guy knew he’d kicked a hornet’s nest, and was deep into the “baffle them with banal bullshit” mode.
As for the “conservative comedian” who made the complaint?
Concern troll. All the way.