Sunday, June 24, 2007

I happen to like freedom of speech

Bad news for free speech, religious liberty | It isn't often I agree with George Will, but when he is right, he is right. (Or is that correct? No pun intended.)

Anyway the circus that is the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has put the big kibosh on free speech.
Marriage is the foundation of the natural family and sustains family values. That sentence is inflammatory, perhaps even a hate crime.
Now you may or may not disagree with a statement, but freedom of speech is a cornerstone of our republic. Outlawing statements that the government deems "offensive" strikes me as a very bad idea. I think they tried that in the old Soviet Union, the current People's Republic of China, Cuba, the Taliban's reign of terror in Afghanistan, and any number of other places I wouldn't want to live.

But then the Left in this country isn't interested in freedom. They want to force everyone to live according to their dictates. (Of course there are plenty on the right who feel exactly the same way, they just have a different set of dictates.)

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