Fwd: [IP] Gilmore bounced from plane; and Farber censors Gilmore's email

Steve Furlong sfurlong at acmenet.net
Mon Jul 21 04:04:04 PDT 2003

On Monday 21 July 2003 02:36, John Kozubik wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jul 2003, Steve Schear wrote:
> > >remove a small 1" button pinned to my left lapel.  I declined,
> > > saying that it was a political statement and that he had no right
> > > to censor passengers' political speech.  The button, which was
> > > created by
> Where do these ridiculous ideas come from ?  If I own a piece of
> private property, like an airplane (or an entire airline) for
> instance, I can impose whatever senseless and arbitrary conditions on
> your use of it as I please.

Look up "common carrier".

> I note that you are attempting to
> appropriate the property rights of others (albeit in a small way)
> through a court decision (ie. guns) under the auspices of your
> perceived "right" to use their property as you see fit.

I'm generally agreed with you here, but regulated industries are so far 
from the libertarian ideal that there's little point to applying it to 
real-life cases such as this.

Steve Furlong    Computer Condottiere   Have GNU, Will Travel

"If someone is so fearful that, that they're going to start using
their weapons to protect their rights, makes me very nervous that
these people have these weapons at all!"  -- Rep. Henry Waxman

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