Sunday, November 9, 2008

Freedom of Speech - definable?

A couple of years ago, somebody burned an American flag. Protesting something, of course. My friend said: "I feel like beating the s**t out of them!" I said: "Freedom of speech, buddy!" He said: "Exactly. It's MY opinion that THEY are wrong, so I have the legally protected freedom to beat them up." I doubt it. Where does Freedom of Speech stop? Where do we draw the line? Who'll be the judge? People suffered from repercussions.

1 comment:

MiMi said...

It IS hard to define! The closest I can come is: Freedom of Speech is the right to have one's own opinion -- null and void as soon as you physically hurt others or their property in your use of that right.