Re: Malaysian Airlines MH17 crashed in Ukraine
Reply #152 –
One day, we will remember when it was possible to people like us to speak freely one to others, and how important it was.I doubt that free speech will disappear…in the U.S. Of course, in the Netherlands as in much of Europe "hate speech" is doing a yeoman's job!
The idea that you don't dare offend government protected classes presupposes classes… And gives them political representation not afforded individuals. (Yes, I think that's a very bad idea!) The coercive power of government is best prescribed and, else, proscribed.
That's what the U.S. Constitution tried to do.
But note that our gracious host, Frenzie, and his selected moderators (most of whom we know well) have not been opposed to free speech — in fact, they've fostered it.