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[–] HorseSizedDuck 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

If it has limits, it isn't really "free", is it?

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[–] 13pointlightningbolt 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

i'm with you. the ugly reality is that if you're going to be an advocate of free speech you're going to have to endure some pretty nasty characters and ideals. however, it is important to remember that something that you find disgusting might be my viewpoint, and vice versa. you don't have to agree with everything a person has to say, and they don't have to agree with you. that's ok. you can either avoid that person altogether, or avoid certain topics.

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[–] self_stirring_coffee 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Agreed, with the right of free speech, comes the responsibility of having some modicum of social tact and respect when expressing and reacting to other people's opinions.

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[–] Nephrastar 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I absolutely agree with the last bit. I've started to avoid seriously discussing religion and politics altogether primarily because I value my relationships with family and friends more than my political/religious views, and I've got a good few friends who have views that are the polar opposite of mine. I take issue with people who can't seem to get over the fact that yes, there do exist people who don't share your views on things and they feel the need to shove their views down their throat whenever they can.

I mean shit there do exist people who don't want to make politics or religion their life.

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[–] Shadywack 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Couldn't have said it better myself, so I won't. You've articulated your thoughts very well, which also happen to be my own exact thoughts on the matter.

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[–] 603147? 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Once you draw a line in the sand, and say: "well you can say this, but not this" than it becomes very easy to move that line over time.

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[–] Paralytic-Ileus 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Exactly. Free speech in and of itself can't have limits.

I enjoy, and advocate for free speech, I also advocate for people to not be assholes as well.

On occasion those things both work out, and that makes for some nice discussions.

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[–] rosellem 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I am free to move about the world as I wish, but trespassing is still illegal. All freedoms have limits. Just because a freedom isn't absolute doesn't mean it ceases to exist.

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[–] thehivemind 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Everyone is entitled to whatever opinion that they want. I believe they have the right to express it without persecution, as long as they do not act on their opinions in a way that is harmful.

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[–] ShittyMSPaint 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

I like your comment, here's gold: http://imgur.com/nQX3kL3

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[–] Fishflinger 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Please don't make that a thing. I really don't want that to be a thing here.

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[–] SexySexySkeletor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Great. Another fucking novelty account.

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[–] cheesehead420 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Using your freedom of speech has consequences but I dont think it has limits, nor should it.. You can say anything you choose to.

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[–] D0M 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I choose to say "Titty Sprinkles"

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[–] Syagrius 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Spritty Tinkles

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[–] Gredg 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Everyone has a right to their own embarassing, bafflingly childish opinion.

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[–] Petyr_Baelish 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

I think there's a line where something becomes morally wrong, and a different line where something becomes illegal. The grey area in between is up to individual to decide what type of person they want to be. The hope of a free society is that the vast majority of people don't need the law to tell them right from wrong.

For example, WBC protesting funerals has not crossed the legal line, but it's clearly crossed the moral one. However, they are a tiny, tiny percentage of the population. Most people don't need the law to tell them not to hold up a sign thanking god for dead soldiers at a soldier's funeral. They can see as a reasonable person how that's just wrong.

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[–] zaheer 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Or another example of disruptive free speech, shouting "fire" or "bomb". That could lead to disastrous situations.

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[–] mexcellente 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Morality is arbitrary

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[–] Petyr_Baelish 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes and no. There's a degree of arbitrariness, but reasonable people can agree on certain behaviour (e.g., murder, rape, peadophilia) to be immoral. Obviously not all areas are that black and white, hence why the line of personal morality is drawn at a different point to where the law intervenes.

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[–] CatoSierra 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

defining "speech" as conveyance of any political, religious, interpersonal, personal, cultural etc. belief; It shouldn't, at all. and it usually does, even where they say it doesn't. when i say free speech should have no limits people always bring up making threats or yelling fire in a theater, thing is those aren't speech in this context, so they aren't covered.

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[–] Pyg 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

In most peoples' minds, it probably does. You won't go around screaming the n-word in a predominately black neighborhood. You'd probably get your ass kicked. But constitutionally speaking, free speech has no limits.

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[–] rosellem 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Constitutionally speaking, free speech definitely has limits. I think the OP here is talking about outside of the constitution, but I could be wrong.

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[–] Literarywhore 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

nope

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