One of the BW Old Guard
Date registered: Aug 2004
Vehicle: 1988 560Sl
Location: Fort Payne, Al
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RE: No Free Speech in U.S.
While everyne is decrying what happened as an infringement of his right to free speech, and violation of his civil rights, I have but one question... Was he on private land?
Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins! You come into my house and start speechifying against me and my beliefs, etc and you're gonna face dire consequences. Now, if he was on public land...
Free speech has its limits, whether you think so or not. The framers of our constitution tried to protect us against undue censorship, but their intent was not to allow anyone to say whatever he wanted, wherever he wanted. Maybe you do have the "right " to yell, "c***sucker" in the middle of a church service... That does not make it proper use of free speech. Perhaps you think you have the right to yell "fire" in a crowded theatre? The exercise of free speech comes with consequences, and great responsibility. I encourage anyone to practice it, but realize the responsibility and consequences there of...
I applaud the young Khan for standing his ground; however, I chock it up to the wrong execution of the right idea.
RM Smith www.rmsmithco.com
Where is it again that we are going... And why are we in a handbasket?