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Doesn't freedom of speech mean that there are no consequences?


Lately we hear about people losing their jobs for stuff they tweet and post. People say, "Well, freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences." I beg to differ, though. You're supposed to be able to say what you want. Now, granted, yelling, "Fire!" in a movie theatre and other Boy-Cried-Wolf things are not acceptable. But I am tired of people losing their jobs! The more appropriate approach would be to have their accounts suspended for violating the site's terms of use.

 

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    The Friendly Web Guy (friendlywebguy) 11 months ago

    This is a great way to put it.

    What do you think makes bad words bad?

    https://hubpages.com/literature/answer/260698/what...


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    junkseller 12 months ago

    When I first looked, your answer was hidden due to negative feedback which seems ironic in a question about freedom of speech, but I guess we are now living in bizarro world.


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    Norine Williams 11 months ago

    "The opposite of that is the freedom not to associate and not to hear and interact with people one is not interested in."

    AMEN! "Choice" (Josh 24:15) & look what the "the world" has chosen (Matt 7:14)!

    They're going to be SHOCKED!

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    PhoenixV 12 months ago

    The penalty for chiseling away at the right of free speech should be a parachute and kicked out at 10000 feet above North Korea.


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    Norine Williams 11 months ago

    When GOD is involved, don't worry! I have a publicist who's "waiting" & HE also knew before creation, HIS "gospel would be preached throughout the world; & then then the end would come" (Matt24:14)!

    Blessings

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    Greg Schweizer (gregas) 12 months ago

    The problem is that these days the children DON'T learn that or a or a lot of things including RESPECT.


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    Krista D'Ambroso (kristadambroso) 11 months ago

    Does this mean that if you have a fed government job, you're safe from getting fired no matter what you say?


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    PeterStip 11 months ago

    completely agree, when you're comparing Trump with Hitler America is to small. But if you say that Mexicans are lazy and criminals there is no problem.

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    Norine Williams 12 months ago

    I keep telling ALL to "STUDY" to be in agreement with JESUS' Handbook (Bible) for HIS employees; but MOST are intrigued by the computer (life) rather than what is or isn't permissible that's given in the Handbook (Bible)!


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    Tessa Schlesinger (TessSchlesinger) 11 months ago

    All religious freedom means is the freedom to practice your religion withoout fear that the State or the church will execute you or put you in jail. Historically, that is what they used to do.


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    Cole Delavergne (thatsprettygood) 11 months ago

    They said more than that but this isn't a freedom of speech issue, it's an issue of private entity which either at will employs you or contractually employs you. Either way , they can cut you lose for anything you say that reflects poorly on them.


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    Norine Williams 11 months ago

    Hello "Big Boy!"

    We're "responsible" for our actions!

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    Norine Williams 11 months ago

    Prov18:21 "Death & life are in the power of the tongue, & they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof!"

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    PhoenixV 12 months ago

    What about people using free speech to be professional agitators. Promoting sedition or anarchy against the establishment. Their free expression involves disorderly conduct or damage to property?


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    yourhomiebrian 11 months ago

    You don't have to watch what you say as much if you are black. Black skinnis excellent for protection. Just get a dark chocolate tan shave your head and get your drivers license renewed and say good bye to your troubles.


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    Greg Schweizer (gregas) 12 months ago

    There are legal ones too. That's where slander comes in. But, people should use common sense when talking and consider other people and their feelings.


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    PhoenixV 12 months ago

    Lets legislate body language or a tone. My employees rolled their eyes at me and had a tone that didnt suit me so I canned them.


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