Free speech vs good manners, which should win? I personally come down on the side of manners with my friends, and free speech with the world. There are exceptions to this, but they are few, and far between. I will also have to admit they are rarely based on logic, or even casual thought. They are almost always an emotional response. I suspect most people will come down with a emotional response regarding this fellow. Confusing what is Detestable with what is Criminal | Libertarian Minds What Dinkle did clearly violates the norms of society, we are expected to talk people out of committing suicide. It definitely falls outside the bounds of manners, at least those defined by miss Manners. I expect there are some who would argue this as good manners, it makes more room for people who really want to live. I personally think people have a right to kill themselves if they want, it is their life after all. This does not necessarily equate with me supporting what Dinkle is doing, but should it be illegal?