mutants_r_us_guild wrote:KraQ wrote:Freedom of Speech is a touchy subject. There's a place for it, and there isn't it.
No... no.. no no no no!
Freedom of speech means you can talk about it whenever the hell you want. That's just like these schools that will only allow protests in designated "speech freedom zones" Screw that!
Freedom of speech is something that is becoming increasingly rare in US, and I'm sad to see this happen. It's just like the quote header on HTS. The one about saying the words the founding fathers used is a fast way to get labeled as dangerous or whatever. It's true.. speech is no longer free. And there's nobody who can pay the bail.
First off, my apologies. I wrote that at 1:30 in the morning, so my thoughts weren't all together.
I didn't mean that sometimes we need to shut up because "our leaders" are talking. I meant, sometimes we need to investigate before we jump the gun and start protesting.
For the most part, the teacher mentioned in the beginning of this thread, yeah a bit of a cunt.
She had no right to ask such a question of opinion, and then mark him wrong. Thirdly, being an ex-American, I know what you mean about the loss of freedom of speech, but this has happened because everyone was so afraid of terrorists, that C&C could pass whatever the hell he wished. Yeah, a few people knew it was BS, but a few people don't take on a nation of scared individuals telling them that their leaders are going to harm them.
As for jumping the gun. Sometimes we need to listen very carefully as to what is said or asked before we jump up and protest. Then again, we need to protest the right things too.