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Submitted by Catmann (United States), Oct 15, 2010 at 18:22

Your comments regarding punishment for holocaust denial in the countries you mentioned is noted. However I believe it's a bad idea. Once that limitation is allowed the door is open for other limitations. The world of ideas no matter how repugnant, require examination and discussion. The fact that a government suppresses free speech doesn't prevent the dissemination of the idea.

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