Ero's right. People seem to think that freedom of speech in their countries entitles them to do whatever they want. Not true. Like Ero said, that would be anarchy. Their are limitations to it. Although, if a police officer pepper-sprayed you for swearing in public, you could probably make a lawsuit against him and win it quite easily. I will admit that a fine for a swear word overheard in a conversation is fairly harsh, but it makes sense. If everyone went around swearing their heads off, what would happen to the kids? Wait a second... oh... that explains a lot...
"The chief has spoken"
-Lord of the Flies