Monday, November 3, 2014

Freedom

Some countries and even some American states and cities are writing laws to prevent discussions that disparage religion or the race or gender of other people.  They are usually written to prevent the defamation of Islam or speaking against homosexuality. 

In my opinion, only discussions that release classified military information should be restricted for the benefit of the nation as a whole.  Ironically, leftists often support restrictions on freedom of speech are more than happy to see government secrets released, even if it endangers lives.  Freedom and rights always come with responsibilities and duties.

Free and open discussion of all ideas is basic in a free nation.  We should not be prevented from discussing race, or religion, or politics or much else.   Only by discussing racial, religious, and political ideas can we change minds, and agree on solutions to problems; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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