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02-08-2012, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
free speech doesnt mean acting/talking like a ******...

it's not JUST a right...
Free speech is a negative right. That is, no one can prevent someone from exercising it, with the exceptions of causing "harm", such as screaming Fire! in a theater, and violatng a moral precept, such as libel. Whether Thomas is being stupid or not has a solid basis will be judged by a separate set of principles. But Thomas can say what he what he said because the harm is not that much, if any. He is not immune to the backlash he incurs, but his Wall post is a legitimate exercise of the right to free speech.

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