posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 08:36 PM
a reply to: kaylaluv
Thank you for such a comforting post. I really appreciate it.
If we were to trade insult for insult, I could live with that quite nicely. The only areas I'm concerned with are "Hate crimes," firing people for
off duty speech, and "Hate speech."
If you kick a person, it's an assault and is headed for the police or County Sheriff. If, while you're kicking him you say something insulting, it
becomes a hate crime, and can go the feds for real felony time. It's easy to see the speech as a separate crime (even though, technically, it's
not), and "Hate speech" laws have been implemented or are being discussed in several countries, as well as the United Nations.
Of course, firing people can be done at any time for any reason, but if a stoner gets fired for talking about his drug use, it seems the whole world
comes out to support him and get his job back. But if a top executive is found to have contributed $1000 to a cause that even Obama was supporting at
the time (traditional marriage) his career is ended.
I hope the country says, as you suggest, "Trade an insult for an insult, then that's the end of it."