Sir Elton ignorant

Alan McKendree amck at
Wed Jul 21 08:55:44 CDT 2004

>Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 21:53:01 EDT
>From: JOELTLE515 at
>but isn't it
>freedom of speech to ban someone from ever performing there again?

No, it is not freedom of speech to ban someone from performing in a 
theatre you own.  It is the theatre owner's freedom of association 
(or to *not* associate) that is being exercised.  If you meant 
doesn't it violate the performer's freedom of speech to be banned, 
the answer is still no.  Freedom of speech refers to the right to 
speak without being punished for it by the government.

>like when the
>holiday inn banned the who FOR LIFE from ever staying at one of their hotels

ObWho:  This never happened.  And even if it had, it had flip-all to 
do with freedom of speech.

>because keith moon had a few too many and drove a car into a pool?

This never happened, either.

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     --Pete Townshend, 1967

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