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    Is freedom of speech really "freedom" of speech?
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    im personally a freedom of speech absolutist. in the UK we have the illusion of free speech not true free speech
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    (Original post by GreggsOnLeggs)
    im personally a freedom of speech absolutist. in the UK we have the illusion of free speech not true free speech
    Free speech absolutist? So you should be able to threaten to kill someone, causing that person to live in constant anxiety, without consequence? Or you should be able to shout something like 'bomb' in a packed public area, causing mass panic and likely injuries and the emergency services attending, without consequence?
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    If there is any restriction on free speech imposed by government, then what stops the government from imposing bans on speech that is dissent?
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    (Original post by GreggsOnLeggs)
    im personally a freedom of speech absolutist. in the UK we have the illusion of free speech not true free speech
    yes, but there are limitations on it such as inciting harted and so on. words have consquences.. i think it is best to talk of highly particularised freedoms rather than highly general ones like " freedom of speech". this way you can articulate which particular liberties are valuable and ough to be socially protected. However i think opinions are part of "freedom" of speech so thereby that gives people a chance to challange haterd for example and even a way to educate them.
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    (Original post by sharonnnyarikii)
    yes, but there are limitations on it such as inciting harted and so on. words have consquences.. i think it is best to talk of highly particularised freedoms rather than highly general ones like " freedom of speech". this way you can articulate which particular liberties are valuable and ough to be socially protected. However i think opinions are part of "freedom" of speech so thereby that gives people a chance to challange haterd for example and even a way to educate them.
    the ONLY restriction that should exist on freedom of speech is calling for violence against any group or individual. hate speech shouldn't be a concept let people speak their mind. when you start to impose restrictions on passive speech you start to become an authoritarian
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    (Original post by sharonnnyarikii)
    yes, but there are limitations on it such as inciting harted and so on. words have consquences.. i think it is best to talk of highly particularised freedoms rather than highly general ones like " freedom of speech". this way you can articulate which particular liberties are valuable and ough to be socially protected. However i think opinions are part of "freedom" of speech so thereby that gives people a chance to challange haterd for example and even a way to educate them.
    the ONLY restriction that should exist on freedom of speech is calling for violence against any group or individual. hate speech shouldn't be a concept let people speak their mind. when you start to impose restrictions on passive speech you start to become an authoritarian
 
 
 
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