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A website is not the same thing as private property. In fact, if we were to make the two scenarios similar I would have to have made some sort of an agreement with you that I can show you advertising and claim all the rights to do whatever I want with what you say, as well as search your wallet, read all your IM on your phone, etc. In return, you may enter my home and speak. You may not climb on top of my house unless you have been invited to do so. Creating an account on a website is that invitation.

Nevermind that homes are different from businesses. It's a messy analogy, for a few reasons.

No one has a Right to post on a website. However, once you have been granted access to said website (which almost always involves some form of account creation) you should not be denied that access for doing something that we all (Americans) value - speaking your truth. You certainly cannot legally ban all the (insert protected group) from Facebook, right? If FB were to suddenly decide that they didn't want Black members, they would be breaking the law by denying Blacks accounts simply because they were Black. They would also be breaking the law if they removed access to the website after finding out someone was Black.
(This is another weakness of your analogy - you can deny someone access to your home because of their race, but you cannot deny someone access to your business because of their race.)

Isn't free speech MORE worthy of protection than ANY class or race-based group membership?

Hey, hey, my dude ... we're not talking about this one because he was left-wing! This is the shooting you're supposed to ignore. When an Antifa supporter and cop-hater does something bad we're just supposed to keep our heads down and not say anything. If we don't stay on message we can't continue to demonize the people we disagree with. God forbid, we might even have to admit that random violence is simply part of the human condition and it infects both liberal and conservative ideology! Get with the program and stop talking about this shooter!!!

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The user's Twitter bio reads: "he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / I'm going to hell and I'm not coming back.

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Connor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described "leftist," who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, "I want socialism, and i'll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding."

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