Aug 5, 2007

That's not freedom of speech, it's simply hate

FP blog commenting on the story of a man who was arrested flushing Koran down a toilet:
Free speech is essential for democracy. It doesn't require us to agree with what everyone says, but it does require us to tolerate—and even defend—the right of others to express themselves in offensive ways.
That's pathetic. When someone's "free speech" the line to someone else's freedom space, it's no longer an exercise of freedom but simply hate therefore, supporting such an act is simply supporting hate. what you think?

1 comment:

bishop said...

i think when their is freedom of speech... then hate speech must not be condoned, but tolerated.

freedom of speech = tolerence for others, even the unsavory. if you don't like it, don't listen, read, watch, etc.