Legionmaster wrote:eabaker wrote:Hellspawn28 wrote:The sad thing is that Obama could ban violence in all media given that he is the President. I'm still worry about this.
No, he couldn't. Such a thing would require the cooperation of all three branches of government, and even then would be in large part unenforceable.
In theory, it would never be able to happen, as that would violate 1st amendment rights, which the Supreme Court MUST uphold.
Yeah, I was going to bring that up, but I figured, there's always that one in a million possibility that the justices would concont some elaboarte justification for why in this instance, it doesn't count as protected speech. That's one in a million only after the one in a billion chance of the other two branches passing such a thing. And even in those ridiculously unlikely circumstances, you'd still just end up with mountains of appeals every time there was any attempt at enforcing it.