posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 09:05 AM
Freedom of speech, ever heard of it?
As an American, we should be able to say whatever we want, where ever we want, period.
Society has an unseen set of checks and balances that needs no government oversight group or commity. if Imus, Howard Stern, Al Sharpton, or Louis
Farrakan says something to offend you, whether on the street corner or on CNN, then walk away, turn the channel, or stop buying any products that
support the channel who hosts the person.
Once you start limiting what can be said (freedom of speech) then be aware that this is a two way street and will end up hurting everyone. Freedom of
speech is a cornerstone of what America stands for. Places like China, Iran, and North Korea have strict government
censorship on what can be said, read, written or even thought. chipping away at this precious amendment we have would be unheard of by someone who
lives in a country where it is absolutely denied.
Do you not think that ratings would drop after someone says something utterly offensive on the air? And if they don't drop, then apparently this did
not offend everyone, just you.
Freedom is precious and the consensus of the masses and the will of the people will always prevail in a free society. Don't touch the 1st amendment!