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"...to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content."
The point is, we do have freedom of speech. But the point is too that this doesn't mean 1.) that people have the right to say anything they want
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Yeah...that's about what I tried to say. But what about hurt feelings? There's a victim there but no crime, other than maybe bullying, which is that even technically a crime? It's a fine line.
Originally posted by kevinunknown
reply to post by filosophia
So what you are saying is that we should have a system of freedom of speech were by anybody can say whatever they want and if it offends another group that group can take them to court over it and do something about it. That is still restricting freedom of speech because the idea of freedom of speech says that you should be able to speak freely without the threat of persecution which is what this would (and probably dose) lead to freedom of speech being restricted.