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Does free speech has limits or is it going to spit on every one?

  1. amine-sehibi profile image77
    amine-sehibiposted 2 years ago

    Does free speech has limits or is it going to spit on everyone? what do you think and please justify your reply if possible, thanks.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Free speech should not spit on anyone.
      Freedom of speech should be for some good. 
      The abuse of freedom of speech is not for any good.

      1. amine-sehibi profile image77
        amine-sehibiposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I completely agree with you. though that would mean it needs to have limits at some point.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
          Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          The limits are here:
          "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."
          This is a universal principle and can be applied to freedom of speech.

          Would I want some one to say that about me?
          Would I want to be purposely mislead with false claims and blatant untruths??
          Would I like to be called names and slandered?
          Do I really want your negative opinion about my mother.. or worse...
          me! yikes

          1. amine-sehibi profile image77
            amine-sehibiposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Excellent, well said.

  2. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    The whole  and only problem with free speech is :   That free speech itself SHOULD be used in a responsible ,  considerate  and positive  way .     That old adage  " Speak 10 % of the time and listen 90% of the time  is lost on so, so many !        The bill of Rights  should have stated --- Responsible free speech .

    1. amine-sehibi profile image77
      amine-sehibiposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hem.... Responsible free speech, sounds very interesting. would you say that for an exp : telling a true story that could cause damage to innocent people is irresponsible. although this brings another situation into my mind, which is what if some people would refuse to debate with anther person about his beliefs (possibly his religious beliefs, or other beliefs) in a inappropriate way and tone that the later one would consider as an insult or distasteful.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    1.) "...telling a true story that could cause damage to innocent people is irresponsible." 
    Yes…and slanderous.

    2. )  "...People would refuse to debate with anther person about his beliefs (possibly his religious beliefs, or other beliefs) in a inappropriate way and tone that the later one would consider as an insult or distasteful."

    Yes. It is not allowed here on HP and it is monitored pretty well. Plus you can report those who are really offensive.
    People do not like to be banned and that is the reason (if not the only reason) it is pretty calm around here.

    1. amine-sehibi profile image77
      amine-sehibiposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you Kathryn.

 
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