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