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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 09:52 PM
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24. Can I answer this one line at a time?
Edited on Sun Dec-26-10 09:53 PM by Forkboy

There is no constitutional right to love either, but isn't this a better world when people offer each other love?

It sure is.

And wouldn't it be a better world if we offered each other security and comfort?


Think about what's better for your society.

I do everyday, I swear.

Would you voluntarily forgo exercising a right if in doing so you make the world a better place for all?

The ideal answer is "Yes". The human answer is "Sometimes". And without free speech we'll never make this a better place for all. Count on it.

Or would you put your own right to be crude and vulgar first and foremost and other people's comfort and sense of security be damned?

Well, not first and foremost, but when we get down to around 3rd or 4th place I'm not as concerned about people's comfort as I am about people's right to express themselves freely, no matter how it makes you or I feel. I welcome being made to feel uncomfortable, because it challenges me and makes me think about my own beliefs. And I hope that I never forget to challenge myself and shake myself out of my own comfort zones, especially if the alternative was to take away someone else's speech.

It seems like an easy choice to me.

Same here. See my last paragraph.

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  -What the &@#%! Wis. man fined $500 for swearing on bus The Straight Story  Dec-26-10 04:51 PM   #0 
  - someone needs to tell the lawmakers to fuck off.  provis99   Dec-26-10 04:52 PM   #1 
  - It's a violation of their 1st amendment rights too.  Hawkeye-X   Dec-26-10 04:55 PM   #2 
  - Next thing you know they will have laws against shitting in the aisle  Speck Tater   Dec-26-10 05:04 PM   #3 
  - Because swearing on a bus  ohheckyeah   Dec-26-10 05:25 PM   #7 
  - Because swearing on a bus creates an atmosphere of hostility  Speck Tater   Dec-26-10 05:43 PM   #8 
     - It depends on how he did it  toastbutter   Dec-26-10 06:17 PM   #12 
     - One's comfort level has nothing to do with free speech.  Forkboy   Dec-26-10 06:46 PM   #15 
     - True, there is no constitution right to comfort.  Speck Tater   Dec-26-10 09:22 PM   #23 
        - Can I answer this one line at a time?  Forkboy   Dec-26-10 09:52 PM   #24 
           - Well put. I can't honestly see where my argument is any better than yours, so...  Speck Tater   Dec-26-10 10:03 PM   #25 
              - I was hoping to get you to use the F word in response.  Forkboy   Dec-26-10 10:48 PM   #27 
     - The atmosphere opf hostility is the opinion of those who are listening to the  beyurslf   Dec-26-10 06:52 PM   #16 
     - Cursing is often associated with hostility.  Speck Tater   Dec-26-10 09:17 PM   #22 
     - I didn't say people should swear on a bus, now did I?  ohheckyeah   Dec-26-10 07:59 PM   #20 
  - 70 percent of the point (to me) is the fine. $500.00 ??? Ridiculous.  BlueJazz   Dec-26-10 08:50 PM   #21 
  - I've never heard of someone getting fined for swearing on the bus...  undeterred   Dec-26-10 05:10 PM   #4 
  - That's a damn shame. n/t  jtuck004   Dec-26-10 05:10 PM   #5 
  - Second hand swearing has been shown to kill people.  madinmaryland   Dec-26-10 05:18 PM   #6 
  - Probably not directly but....  rfranklin   Dec-26-10 05:48 PM   #9 
  - Here you go  Obamanaut   Dec-26-10 05:54 PM   #10 
  - he will likely win  toastbutter   Dec-26-10 06:11 PM   #11 
  - 500 bucks, that's excessive.  Jkid   Dec-26-10 06:36 PM   #13 
  - Hope he fucking wins.  Forkboy   Dec-26-10 06:39 PM   #14 
  - Milwaukee has the funds to keep undercover cops on public transportation?  sarcasmo   Dec-26-10 07:00 PM   #17 
  - I doubt they have the funds.  LiberalFighter   Dec-26-10 07:46 PM   #18 
  - I hope the undercover deputy finds happiness in his new occupation as a burger flipper.  LiberalFighter   Dec-26-10 07:48 PM   #19 
  - I fucking hope wins a suit that would make them wish he gouged their eyes out an skull fucked them  TheKentuckian   Dec-26-10 10:17 PM   #26 

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