Nobody REALLY supports free speech

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    Oh, sure. They all say they do. But the truth is that once speech gets "too free," they try to shut it down. If speech could lead to overthrow of the system, they censor it. Everyone who gets power does this. Speech that challenges the foundations of belief systems is not allowed. Only dissent within boundaries is allowed. Who sets the boundaries? Those with the power.
     
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    Which is why Dubbyuh's administration is pushing for more control over internet traffic.
     
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    free speech??? you mean indoctrination dont you...
     
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    I am at a loss. What exactley is this administration preventing anybody from saying/typing/writing?

    Speech in this country is as free as it has ever been. One need only watch T.V. for an hour or so to see this. Ten, even five years ago, pretty much all four letter words were taboo on T.V. Now the only one that gets bleeped these days is the F word. Plus whatever else they can get away with.

    I don't know many people, including the administration who are against you spewing whatever garbage you choose to spew. They just hope people are smart enough to not listen to it.
     
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    Bern80....I may have miss understood but I dont think william was talking about the present admin...or were you???? care to clearify?
     
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    Call it a bold assumption based on previous experience. My guess is William would dually apply it to this admin. If my assumption is wrong however, the question is still valid. What has any U. S. gov't admin done to curb freedom of speech or resitrict it?
     
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    none that I know of
     
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    We have freedom of speech, as long as one is a member of a minority group or remains "politically correct" if not.:rolleyes:
     
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    If there was no such thing as freedom of speech, then, given the spectrum of opinions on this board, someone would have been arrested or censored by now.
     
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    be carefull jeff, they are listening to our thoughts:tinfoil: :tinfoil: :tinfoil:
     

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