posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 07:08 PM
I love how so many people think that "free speech" means they can say or write whatever they want without fear of consequences. It simply means you
have a right to say or write whatever you want, but there may still be consequences.
We have it in the UK too. We can write or say whatever we want, but in doing so we accept the consequences of whatever we said or wrote. The only
difference is, here, its not called "Free Speech", its called, somewhat more accurately, "The Negative Right to the Freedom of Expression", it
basically says, you can express yourself in any manner you wish, providing it does not transcend legal boundaries.
Meaning, we can be sued for libel, slander, et-al.
Exactly the same, in all but name.