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The Disappearing Free-Speech Panic By Jonah Goldberg
« on: May 02, 2014, 08:46:55 AM »

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Re: The Disappearing Free-Speech Panic By Jonah Goldberg
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 09:07:18 AM »
There are inherent dangers to the exercise of free speech.

The least of which being that others who may disagree with you will exercise their own rights to tell you that they do, and why, and the most disturbing being when those who disagree with wield enough power to cart you away to jail on national TV as a reaction to the (alleged and now proven to be a complete lie) unhinged reaction to your exercise of you own free speech rights by people who live in places where protected free speech is not the most minimal portion of their culture.

Many Americans do however misunderstand the concept of freedom of speech.

One is free to exercise it, but there may be repercussions that have absolutely nothing to do with the death of it.

The Donald Sterling case is a perfect example of something that has absolutely nothing to do with freedom of speech. Sterling is free to say what he said, and continues to have that freedom even oday.

He is not free from the consequences of what he said insofar as the market is concerned.

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Re: The Disappearing Free-Speech Panic By Jonah Goldberg
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 09:10:18 AM »
There are inherent dangers to the exercise of free speech.

The least of which being that others who may disagree with you will exercise their own rights to tell you that they do, and why, and the most disturbing being when those who disagree with wield enough power to cart you away to jail on national TV as a reaction to the (alleged and now proven to be a complete lie) unhinged reaction to your exercise of you own free speech rights by people who live in places where protected free speech is not the most minimal portion of their culture.

Many Americans do however misunderstand the concept of freedom of speech.

One is free to exercise it, but there may be repercussions that have absolutely nothing to do with the death of it.

The Donald Sterling case is a perfect example of something that has absolutely nothing to do with freedom of speech. Sterling is free to say what he said, and continues to have that freedom even oday.

He is not free from the consequences of what he said insofar as the market is concerned.

Luis....don't miss this one! http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,137062.0.html   :beer:
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