I'll not defend racist or anti-semitic comments, but I worry when a person can lose life, liberty, or property for saying words that others find distasteful or offensive. Last night I watched a documentary on the US involvement in WW-I, and was appalled to be reminded of the gross abuse of power exhibited in the Wilson government's implementation of anti-sedition laws, as well as the general population's apparent failure to appreciate the danger to the republic posed by those laws. I refuse to support or contribute to a venue for the likes of Dieudonne, and I won't spend a dime on a copy of Charlie Hebdo, but neither would I impose a legal gag on them. It is far too easy for such acts to be abused for political gain, or to muzzle alternative voices. What is equally concerning is that the likes of Dieudonne have sufficient audience that they feel rewarded for spewing in the name of entertainment. If nobody would pay to attend his performance, it might not appear desirable to seek legal sanctions, and thence cross onto the slippery slope of "public order" versus freedom of speech and thought.