Sunday, June 8, 2008

Freedom of Speech

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

People often cry about their Constitutional right to freedom of speech. They are big criers of censorship when their comments are deleted anywhere on the internet. Everyone that can talk has the freedom to say whatever they want. But with words, comes results. That freedom is not an excuse to be rude. Trust me; if you enter my home, I will abridge your freedom of speech quite fast if you are disrespectful!

Same thing with a website. They can have any rules that they choose. They are not Congress; it is not a Congressional law. Yes they can and will censor you. They have not violated any right; simply exercised their own right to control what is allowed on their site; blog or in one's own home. It is always the nastiest people who cry foul.

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