Freedom or Totalitarianism

Freedom or Totalitarianism
Liberty or Death

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Liberty Pen: John Stossel & Geert Wilders- Hate Speech Or Free Speech?

Source: Liberty Pen- Geert Wilders & John Stossel-
Source: Liberty Pen: John Stossel & Geert Wilders- Hate Speech Or Free Speech?

At least in America, I'm not going to speak for the rest of the world, we have a First Amendment. Which gives us the constitutional right to speak our minds. Without being punished by government, as long as we are not libeling, or threatening to hurt, or kill people. In other words I can call Joe or Marry, (excuse the word assholes) but I can't threaten to kill or beat up Joe or Mary, or any of their friends or relatives, coworkers and vice-versa. And I can't call them a murderer in public, or something like that, without any evidence to back it up. Now if someone has been arrested for murder, I could then call them a murderer, the person or people responsible for murdering Bob, or Sally or whoever. The Supreme Court has been very consistent here, our First Amendment just doesn't protect political speech or news organizations, or Freedom of Religion.

But also our expression, certain forms of censorship, is unconstitutional in America. Banning the sales of music or movies, because some group sees it as offensive, or immoral would be unconstitutional. Pornography is even protected by our First Amendment. This is something that so-called Progressives and Religious-Conservatives, seem to hate, but for different reasons and keep looking for ways to limit our First Amendment rights. So-called Progressives with their politically correct code of conduct, not only hate, hate speech, but would like to outlaw it, the Westboro Church case from March, 2011 that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. Is a perfect example of that, whereas the Religious-Right are guilty of undermining the First Amendment, but in another way. And would like to outlaw speech, that they disagree with and find offensive like pornography. The two Neoconservatives ran for President in this cycle for the Republican Party, Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann.

Santorum and Bachmann, who are both in favor of a Constitutional Amendment that would ban pornography, because they know if a law like that passed Congress, it would get thrown out like a piece of garbage that it by the U.S. Supreme Court. Neoconservatives in the Tea Party seem to want to limit the First Amendment to political speech that they agree with and Freedom of Religion for Christians. The United States is a liberal democracy, because we understand that we are big and powerful enough to put up with any type of speech. That being able to hear all ideas is more productive, than just the ideas that government approves us, because we as people are able to decide for ourselves what's correct, what's false, what makes sense and what's nonsense and that we don't need government making these decisions for us.