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Offline happyg

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Free Speech or Regulated Silence?
« on: May 26, 2013, 09:11:49 PM »

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Re: Free Speech or Regulated Silence?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 10:05:35 PM »
Speech is one of the few things that should only have very specific limits such as making threats, the "fire in a crowded theater" analogy, slander, perjury, and the like.

But liberals know that as long as freedom of speech exists, their goals can never fully come to fruition.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton


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