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    Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech? Why or why not? If there should be restrictions, what restrictions should there be?

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

    I support some that already exist. Speech that falsely and knowingly causes mass hysteria (i.e. "FIRE!" in crowded theater), but only under limited scenarios, for example.
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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Only a 17 year old Ron Paul fan would believe that there should be rights without certain limitations.
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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Absolutely. There are no rights that are totally unrestricted.
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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, of course there should be as there are. Typically an restriction should be based on some trade off...the cost is far higher than the protected speech. Yelling fire in a theatre. Could result in people trampled/injured/killed compared to the right of some doucher that isn't making any sort of political statement but just being a jerk.
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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Darn, I was hoping I could find a free speech absolutist.

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

    Campaign finance. It is nothing but bribery. Money talks, and that's all politicians will listen to. It gives us the best government money can buy.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
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    Re: Should there be any restrictions to the freedom of speech?

    Yes, there should be some restrictions. Slander should be restricted for example. As should inflammatory speech that causes immediate and apparent harm (the classic example being yelling fire in a crowded theater).
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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.
    They're out there, they're just not allowed to talk about it.

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

    Sure. For starters, an immediate legal recognition that expenditure of money is not speech, and that corporations are not persons (and thus have no right to "speaking" through buying policy).
    I've moved on to a better forum (scienceforums.net). Facts matter, and I don't have the time or energy for putting up with the pretense that they don't. PM me if you'd like me to get in touch with you when I'm done developing my own forum system, likely towards the end of 2013.

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