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    Re: U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    ****ing douchebage ****ing cops, got ****ing nothing better to do with their ****ing time.

    U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear - Yahoo! News
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    Re: U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Shouting obscenities in public should be illegal. Whatever happened to decency?
    You know what? **** you. Your standards of decency aren't the same as mine. Why the **** should I have to conform to your ****ty standards? Your idea of decency supersedes my rights now? Let's ban Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck then. I find them to be indecent. And teletubbies. ****!

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    Re: U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear

    They're not my standards. They're our standards, or at least they were before we decided to throw our culture in the garbage can of liberalism.

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    Re: U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    They're not my standards. They're our standards.

    I doubt the collective standard would be so prudish to actually believe that profanity is so bad that we need to make it outright illegal to use in public, as case law [AND human nature] has shown time and again it is not an all or nothing, one size fits all thing.
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    Re: U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Shouting obscenities in public should be illegal. Whatever happened to decency?
    nah.. creating a law against profanity as it pertains to people speaking in the open air would just be too ambiguous.. some people just casually swear and no malice is intended..

    now if a municipality were to enact an ordinance to assure that the profane speaker can not walk into an establishment such as a grocery store, or perhaps onto a school ground(public or private) and start a cussing rant i would be willing to live with that..

    alternatively, the potty mouthed person that is simply in an angry rant could possibly be viewed as being a public nuisance.. to which laws/ordinances should already be in place..

    anyway, i believe people can tell a flaming verbal rant thatll set the cat on fire, from someone explaining how god dammed the river so it wouldnt overflow..

    its all about the context i suppose..

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    Re: U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear

    Using an obscenity in conversation with an adult in public shouldn't be illegal.

    Shouting obscenities for all to hear in public should stay illegal at the police officer's discretion, meaning it usually won't be enforced.

    Shouting an obscenity directed at a cop is just plain dumb.

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    Re: U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Profanity when used correctly is a proper tool, it shows frustration, can punctuate a comedic remark, allows people to know you are at that line where you just might kick the **** out of them......etc. etc. While I do believe in many of the tests against obscenity I do not consider profanity to be part of that test, one of my few breakings from that court decision. Besides all that though, profane words are pretty arbitrary anyway, what exactly makes **** different from caca, crap, etc. they all describe fecal matter. As well **** is the exact same thing as screw, plow, etc. so it really is a game of pure semantics anyway.
    AND swearing eases pain better than replacement words.

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    Re: U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear

    They're just words. I cannot believe that there are places where certain words are illegal. How ****ing authoritarian.

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    Re: U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    They're just words. I cannot believe that there are places where certain words are illegal. How ****ing authoritarian.
    careful.. there are the few that IMO are valid rules such as "hijack" on a plane or "fire" in a theater, though otherwise those words arent considered offensive by any standard.

    and since ive brought airplanes and theaters into the commentary..

    additionally i feel that these are of the types of places where the proprietors/owners have the right to excercise their own level of moral tolerance.. such as refusing any speech that would affect other customers/patrons.
    i dont think its at all morally appropriate for someone to be cussing up a storm at a playpark full of children, nor in contrast dont feel its appropriate for someone to be reading religious scripture for all to hear while im paying for a good meal at a four star restaurant.

    i remember a time when you would not hear the word "damn" on TV(showing my age a bit), but now its a regular adjective/verb/etc. i wonder where we'll be in another 30 years.
    its the level of tolerance as time goes on i suppose. often an inch given, but a mile is taken..

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    Re: U.S. rights group sues to protect right to swear

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post


    You have no more of a right to run down the street going "**** YOU" to every person you see than you have running down the street with no clothes on and your jewels bouncing around for the world to see. Our society, through its general communal understanding, views such things to be obscene and infringe upon our general expectations and right to safety while in a public place.
    Yes you do. Comparing the two is retarded
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