posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 09:47 AM
I'm sick and tired of people using the term ''freedom'' to justify anything they want, and attempting to emotionally blackmail others into accepting
their viewpoint with the use of the same word.
I particularly dislike people sneaking smoking into a set of personal freedoms and the logical fallacies that ensue when attempting to justify this
activity as a ''personal freedom''.
There's nothing wrong with smoking as such; the problem arises when someone subjects other non-consenting people to the potentially harmful fumes that
come about from this activity.
What also irks me about so many of those that go on about ''freedom'', is their selective use of the concept that they apparently so vociferously
It appears that a lot of people are happy to support the ''freedoms'' that they agree with, but aren't so keen to defend the freedom for two gay
people to marry, or a group of Muslims to open a mosque where they want to.
edit on 22-2-2011 by Sherlock Holmes because: (no reason given)