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Robson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 08:00 AM
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11. The question is tolerance vs. intolerance
Does anyone disagree that liberalism has "tolerance" in its ideological roots? Conversely conservatism and fascism is often said to have its roots in "intolerance".

One can't proclaim to be liberal in philosophy while supporting 3 years in jail for someone who happens to espouse a different view, regardless of what that view might be. The world has experienced many atrocities, some worse than others and to single out any one of these events as intellectually "untouchable" is wrong.

These types of laws represent a very slippery slope that will lead somewhere where freedom loving people don't want to be.
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