posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 11:23 AM
Originally posted by Cio88
You obviously don't support Free speech. You have removed my sig? why?
Its my opinion. You need to follow your own rules.. or do you not feel you have to follow them?
You always talk about people showing respect and staying on topic. My post was on topic ... and using my free speech. But, because you are head
honcho.. and no body questions you .. you troll in and remove posts. I just seems like there is a little kid at the helm of your account.
Your post wasn't on topic and here is why.
ATS is a political discussion forum. If there weren't rules to prevent profanity, offensive material and political baiting then any discussion would
devolve into a slanging match between parties and nothing would ever get discussed. Issues would be avoided instead replaced by personal attacks.
I was referring to freedom of speech that is guaranteed under a healthy democracy or republic. If you cannot see the difference between a private
website based on even handed discussion and the government then i'm afraid i can't help you.
Yes i am very concerned that it seems to be the religious leading this movement against free speech. Maybe it's because they fear their grasp is
slipping on the world, however this isn't the case. Religion now seems even more popular than ever before. Of course it's their right to say they
want to be protected under law, afterall that is free speech. However the government should guarantee free speech with legislation and in fact it used
However the government themselves started this trend when they labelled certain things as hate speech. Whilst hate speech is obviously a real thing it
is very different from hateful acts as you stated. As long as someone is just speaking i really don't have a problem. I may completely disagree or
even hate what they're saying, but it's their right to say it.
[edit on 27-1-2009 by ImaginaryReality1984]