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I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty, than those attending too small a degree of it.
After all, if freedom of speech means anything, it means a willingness to stand and let people say things with which we disagree, and which do weary us considerably.
And I honor the man who is willing to sink Half his present repute for the freedom to think,
Strange it is that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free speech but object to their being "pushed to an extreme", not seeing that unless the reasons are good for an extreme case, they are not good for any case.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Originally posted by manuellabors
reply to post by burdman30ott6
I am in awe of Charlie Sheen.
Coke is oxygen, porn stars are part of the family, along with ex wives.
And he bought $750,000 in cars last month.
I can't do that, you can't do that, and neither of us have anything to go home to, like he does.
Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
reply to post by muzzleflash
Gee, I really care what a druggie alky child of privledge and fame whore-monger thinks about one of our greatest founding fathers.
Just for Charlie's info, at the same age, Jefferson could and would have wiped the floor (and his azz) with Charlie Sheen. He was a big man, and tough. Most of all, he was a Virginian. And he did have a temper he could back up with action.
EDIT: Freedom of speech was one thing, personal insults could be dangerous in a time when dueling was common place; asses like Charlie didn't live too long.
edit on 26-2-2011 by mydarkpassenger because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
I do not think Jefferson's words or direction on freedom of speech was granting anyone carte blanche to be a vocal horse's ass.
Originally posted by Danbones
Somehow I think an actor and a TV host are the least of Americas problems
thinking and saying they are the problem is a good indication of what the real problem actually is.
Which is the point that Charlie made quite clearly.edit on 26-2-2011 by Danbones because: (no reason given)