Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Free...


..speech is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.  That applies to everyone and not just to those who you happen to agree with.  Some people think that free speech should not be free if the person is saying something that they happen to disagree with.  That is not how it works folks.  It is not exclusionary.  It is the opposite.  It is a right given to everyone even those who might say something that you do not like.  I am confronted daily by liberals and conservatives who may or may not agree with my position on a certain subject.  If they agree then I am right.  If they disagree then I am wrong.  A famous quote says, "I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."  If you step on my free speech rights then you are stepping on your own rights.  I will politely listen to what you have to say and I would ask the same of you. I am getting close to 70 and I will assure you that I will not change my mind and I will never ask you to change yours.

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