We don't really have free speech. People who say the wrong thing get taken out by the government, or black bagged.
I suppose though that the illusion of free speech is as good as the genuine article to some people. What America has is a narrow variety of acceptable dialogues, and they mostly never pose a genuine threat to the status quo.
Start forming a militia and make high profile, public campaigns to start gathering the necessary support to take down the U.S. government. Then watch how fast you die.
For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship
Our 'freedom of speech' has been decided on, mulled over, judged and ruled on countless times which shape exactly *what* that means and *who* that applies to - and so on.
An amendment or a stated right in the constitution is merely the starting point that gets the ball rolling.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
The government should be prohibited from punishing free speech. But, your wife, your boss, your friends do not have to tolerate your speech. Your President can send his minions to "get in your face". But, Congress shall pass no law...
I hope for the day our government recognizes the Constitution as a great document and not a flawed document.
Just because you disagree with something does not mean it should be censored. If you don't agree with it, don't watch it. I don't want you or anyone else deciding what I can watch and what I can't. Again, the people should mandate that the media fix its reporting, not the government.But some Libertarians have done a nice job of portraying people who want to regulate TV and radio content as being sexually repressed individuals. There's a campaign in this nation against anybody who claims back a little bit of respect and grace for public life. These people are the same who make fun of mentally or physically challenged people because they never had to suffer a personal tragedy in their family. Clearly, this freedom of speech right has gone too far. At least in the media.
Yes, they will piss on us if it keeps up. But the pissing will come from the government. When the people are too stupid to realize when their basic rights are being taken away and they have no say in their government, the country is lost.We've been raised into this madness, where they've convinced us through this stupid MTV brainwashing that we need to tolerate everything and love everyone. One day, they'll piss on us and they'll tell us it's OK, it's for our own benefit, and we'll do nothing against it, because we have this democratic bad taste that orders us not to question anything and love everything.
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