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

U.S.
It’s a common fact that the FBI can begin an investigation on anyone without any evidence. Somehow no evidence is more warranting than just religion and ethnicity–the article states; however, how could religion and ethnicity ever be used as evidence for a crime? Think about it, if there was a crime being committed, why would a general and mundane fact like religion and skin color be used to convict or even investigate any person?
http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=52660

ACLU finally files suit to over Obama’s extrajudicial trial free targeted killings of citizens

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/08/30/assassinations/index.html

What does free speech guarantee?
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/nation/stories/DN-speeches_01nat.ART.State.Edition1.35e10cf.html

Afghan leaders possibly on CIA payroll
http://wsws.org/articles/2010/aug2010/ciaa-a30.shtml

Civil Rights
Are public schools conditioning students to be okay with invasive surveillance? If not, is it possible that these students will grow up believing this type of big brother authoritarian style of rule, that they have been exposed to first eighteen years of their life is normal?
http://www.pogowasright.org/?p=13175

Courts rule in favor of allowing law enforcement to track any car with GPS, no warrant needed
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7019717896

It’s not a mosque at ground zero you don’t want, it is mosques in America
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/08/29/mosques/index.html

2010: Deadliest year for US troops in Afghanistan
http://wsws.org/articles/2010/sep2010/afgh-s03.shtml

Cops push for no oversight–man facing four-plus years in prison for making an audio recording of the arrest. Isn’t there a camera mounted in the front of almost all cop cars? Are security cameras subject to this law? Or is it only to prevent civilians from scrutinizing law enforcement?
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129553748

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