Let’s talk about…
Freedom of the First Amendment
Which would you rather preserve; you’re right of freedom of speech or your right to protection against self-incrimination?
Hard one isn’t it?
That’s a choice, would you rather be free to say what you want, or preserve your rights be forced to incriminate yourself? Which is more important?
Think about that for one moment…
Those that insist about talking about their own personal drug use on this site made that choice. They choose freedom of speech over their Fifth
Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Those of you that want to talk about your personal drug use on this site should understand something. On this site, anything you say is available to
anyone, at any time.
You don’t have to be a member of abovetopsecret.com in order to read any post you make.
The site owners can only protect you so far. Push comes to shove, remember that the government can still get what they want. If they choose to, they
can target you, giving police in your jurisdiction valuable evidence against you
On this site the things you say are actually copyrighted to you
The site owners are keenly aware of this, and try so hard to protect you with a simple request.
is really on your side and trying to protect you here. Please
listen to him on this. The rules amigos have outlined here really are for your own good, not trying to trample on your freedom of speech rights.
They need your help, and you should cooperate with them on this one. Don’t voluntarily give up your right to self-incrimination by posting word for
word confessions of crimes here. It’s as stupid as teenagers who videotape their own crime wave. You don’t think that they won’t use this
against you in a court of law?
This is base level stuff, it’s just protecting your rights. Do so wisely. It’s your choice. Freedom of speech or freedom against
self-incrimination, you decide. The administration here feels that protecting you against self-incrimination is better a trade off for freedom of
Remember abovetopsecret.com is a public place, and as a public place anything you say here is public knowledge. You have given it freely and of your
own will, thus giving up your right to protection under the Fifth Amendment of the United States.
(Sorry to the rest of the world members that post on here, I am sure that this law is available in other countries but this is what I know.)
So that is why ATS has a drug policy. That is why they don’t want you talking about illegal subjects here. It’s not to trample on your rights.
It’s not only to protect them. It’s to protect you the ATS member.
(your ATS concierge