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Freedom of speech

Postby Sarniajoy » November 2nd, 2017, 10:35 am

I am of the opinion freedom of speech is ok unless it verbally abuses innocent people in an unpleasant way. For instance, those who make racist and anti-gay remarks. Would those who claim they should be able to speak freely support the right of paedophiles state they have the right to have sex with children? I remember a member of the now banned Paedophile information Exchange stating just that on a BBC radio programme in the early 80s. :shock:
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Re: Freedom of speech

Postby Sprocket » November 2nd, 2017, 10:42 am

As long as all they're allowed to do is express that opinion, not act on it, yes. Freedom of speech doesn't mean "Freedom to agree with me".
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Re: Freedom of speech

Postby Sarniajoy » November 2nd, 2017, 11:31 am

Hmmmmmmmmmm! :shock:
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Re: Freedom of speech

Postby Pondero » November 2nd, 2017, 3:06 pm

Freedom of speech does not give you the right to shout fire (when there isn't one) in a crowded theatre.
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