You are being silly Brandon. What is this..
1) Trump told his people to march to the capitol to stop the vote.
2) People march to the capitol to stop the vote, violence ensues.
3) Trump tells his people "You are patriots, we love you"
In my opinion, this is the definition of incitement. Sure, there are two questions here..
- What was Trump's intent?
- Should he have known that he was risking people's lives with his words?
In my opinion, he should have known and he acted irresponsibly at best and possibly with malicious intent.
Of course, that is a question for a court to decide.
Who gives a **** if you think he was irresponsible? I thought we were talking about free speech. Guess what? Americans have an absolute right to assemble, to protest, and to petition the government for redress of grievances. The have the right to suggest that Congress does anything they want. You show me the quotation where Trump asked anyone to commit violence. Furthermore, you have no information that Trump was calling the people who committed violence patriots. Personally, I think he was talking about his supporters in general, and you don't know any different, but even, hypothetically, if he was referring to them, it would be after the fact, not inciting them to do it. Congratulations, you are now an enemy of free speech, except, of course, for people who agree with you.
By the way, Twitter has suspended the accounts of Sydney Powell, Michael Flynn, Tom Fitton (the head of Judicial Watch), and Team Trump. Apple has removed the Parler app from its app store, and Amazon, which has hosted Parler, is terminating their account. It sounds like a large scale purge to me using the buzzwords "inciting" and "misinformation" as code words. You on board with that too? How about only people who agree with you having jobs, or housing? Better stand up for some of these people before they come for you.