Threatening the President of the United States is against the law, but Facebook recently allowed a picture depicting the lynching of President Obama.
According to Examiner.com, the conservative group "America the next Generation” posted a photo of President Obama with a noose around his neck and the caption: “The making of a National Holiday.”
The picture was eventually taken down because some members of America the next Generation worried that lynching President Obama might turn him into a martyr.
America the next Generation wrote on New Year's Eve:
OK by are own choice out of respect of our regular followers that requested us to remove the post with the noose around Obama's head. [W]e did so out of Respect to them and we will take the high road!
AddictingInfo.org reports that before the picture was removed, many people commented in support of lynching the president and anyone who opposed the lynching.
TV writer Steve Marmel wrote on his Facebook page why the popular social media site did not remove the threat to the President of the United States:
Well, many of you complained about the idea of hanging a president being a national holiday.
One of my readers did that, and was told... nope! That picture and that idea and that threat does not violate community standards.
If that's the case, every person with an opinion on Facebook should breathe a sigh of relief, because if THAT doesn't violate community standards - as you can see by the messages sent below - then NOTHING will, right?