The White Flag

Debating What Free Speech Should Mean
September 5, 2010, 12:00 am
Filed under: Old Articles

Should people be allowed to criticize politicians, and whoever else they have a problem with? Yes, simply because the same freedom which allows them to be condescending, ensures that everyone is allowed to voice their opinion no matter who thinks differently. Being tolerant means being in favor of opposition, even if it is your own opposition. No single person, or group should have the power to dictate what is proper to say, because in doing so we jeopardize our own freedom. And worse, we might lose the whole truth; or the unquestioned truth could lose meaning to all who believe it. When it comes to considering what constitutes as free speech, the answer is simple: all speech.
-The White Flag

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