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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Sure there should be some in certain situations. Obviously you can't scream fire in a crowded venue or threaten a sitting president's life.

    And while we're on the topic, why is it the people that always share their freedom of speech the loudest are often the ones that should be doing it the quietest?

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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Well crap. I accidentally clicked 'no' instead of 'yes'.

    Freakin new guys, am I right?

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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Only a 17 year old Ron Paul fan would believe that there should be rights without certain limitations.
    Enough said!
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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech? Why or why not? If there should be restrictions, what restrictions should there be?
    Of course. Even speech fails to be a right once it infringes upon the rights of others, or generates undue gain. Plagiarism, false valor, libel, and slander are perfect examples of this.
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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    The unalienable right of free speech is the guarantee that government cannot punish you in any way for what you think, what you believe, what opinions you hold, what you say about any of these. It does not presume that you can use speech to infringe on the rights of others.
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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    I don't think we should ever restrict free speech but I do think you are accountable for what you say..we have a free press to keep politicans,businesses ,people etc in check, unfortunately they have become lazy and some corrupt ,some will lie to further an agenda but some are very good at what they do, when people are caught blatantly lying I think they should be punished , not severely but make them apologize on national tv .Michele Bachman Rush limbaugh and glen beck should lose their microphones for a few days

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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech? Why or why not? If there should be restrictions, what restrictions should there be?

    Yes and it should have the same limitations that many people like to place on the 2nd amendment. There should waiting periods, registrations, licenses/permits, finger prints submitted,limits on what you can and can't say and mandatory classes.Since religion is the first thing listed in the 1st amendment then obviously it meant that only people who are in a religion can have free speech, have freedom of the press, petition grievances to the government and obviously you need to peaceably assemble in order to be a member of a religion.They didn't have color magazines,internet, radio, computers,TVs, phones,mass printing presses and other technological advances that were not around when the constitution was written. So our founding forefathers couldn't picture that such things, so obviously the government can control the speech on those things.ANd the only megachurch back then was the catholic church so obviously other mega-churches can be banned. (sarcasm)
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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Yes. Most rights have limits due to infringing on others rights. Your rights end where mine begin and vice versa. No such thing as an unlimited right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Darn, I was hoping I could find a free speech absolutist.
    We'll get one soon enough.

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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Before we go any further, can we please get the fire in a crowded theater analogy RIGHT?

    It's "shouting fire in a CROWDED theater when THERE IS NO fire" *

    *Of course, seeing smoke pour out, you see no fire, but would have reason to believe one may be going on

    Very very important distinction.

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