Would you condone your government...

@nw1911guy (1134)
United States
January 29, 2007 8:15pm CST
How many out there would condone their government outlawing a word or phrase that people found offensive? Why or why not?
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@sunshinecup (7881)
30 Jan 07
I am totally against it. I think if we allow the US government to start editing Freedom of Speech to Freedom of only allowable Speech, it would be distructive to what this country was founded on. I don't have to like what one says, but I have to allow them the freedom to say it as they allow me.
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@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Never. Here in the United States we are guaranteed Freedom of Speech. Although it ends when infringing on the rights of others, the Government needs to respect that right.
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@nw1911guy (1134)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Agreed Smith. Have you noticed how readily some people here are willing to trade their liberties for more "security"?
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I would trade certain liberties for "security" purposes, however, I believe speech isn't one of them. There is a phrase "all talk and no show" which I truly believe in. I don't mind giving up a little bit of privacy (as I am not a criminal and don't mind a little investigation) if it is going to make sure tha you, my family, strangers I don't know, and even the liberals I disagree with still get a chance to live life the way we have become acustomed to.
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@nw1911guy (1134)
• United States
30 Jan 07
See, I don't understand the willingness to trade liberties for security. If you are innocent, you shouldn't have to deal with the hassle of being investigated. It seems like a dangerous precedent to set. I mean, where do you draw the line?
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• United States
30 Jan 07
1984 no thanks... Ban a word... Because langauge is ever evolving, a new word steps up in it's place. Idiot, imbecile, and moron are health terms. Then they become slang. They get dropped as health terms and replaced with mildly, moderately and severely retarded. That seems to have worked well because no one uses the word "retarded" as an insult. : ) It would make reading comprehension a little better though if we cut out a few thousand words out of the ol' dictionary... Okay, you talked me into it. 1984 it is. :P
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@nw1911guy (1134)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Lol, can we start with the ebonics section first?
@nw1911guy (1134)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Get a tan vacant :P
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
I would not support a government doing this. People need to grow up and stop being whimps. Why do people today expect their government to be responsible for every little things in their life? Every law removes a little bit more of our freedom. Every law encourage people not to be responsible for themself. People shift all their responsabilities on the system by buying insurances for everything and by paying lawyers to sort out their mess. There is a great number of people out there who would not dare taking a car on the road if they had no insurance... because they know that their driving abilities are far from being good. However... they feel like an insurance give them permission to crash in another car.
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