Re: US Ambassador in Libya Killed
Freedom of speech is a difficult beast to deal with even without this incident. As an example: There was a case of a young girl that posted a youtube video that slandered another chick, and she got suspended from her school for it. However, and attorney stepped in and said that she was using her right to free speech and the school had no right to punish her for it, and they ruled in her favour, forcing the school to reverse their suspension. It's understandable that the ruling was reversed, but some people ask "well what about the victim?" Since it was slanderous in nature, and that's not a protected speech.
Freedom of speech exists to protect the people from the force of the government, but the government exists to protect it's people. So when is it time for the government to step in to protect? Where does it begin and where does it end? Any more restrictions on it would be nearly impossible to define in a clear way.
Edit: oh shit. Way to type faster than me while I'm distracted.
My nerves are bad to-night.
Stay with me.
Speak to me.
Why do you never speak?
Speak. What thinking?
What are you thinking of?
I never know what you are thinking.
Last edited by Vanity; 09-14-2012 at 09:05 PM.