The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162832 Message #3878193
Posted By: Steve Shaw
22-Sep-17 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Free speech- as long as you're Liberal.
Subject: RE: BS: Free speech- as long as you're Liberal.
It's my view that no-one, regardless of the laws of their country, has the moral right to say things to deliberately frighten, intimidate or threaten people who are not directly engaging with them, for example to say any of those kinds of things to or about Muslims, Jews, immigrants or black people. You also no moral right to say things that entice other people to indulge in that kind of threatening behaviour. Intimidatory behaviour might include harassing women going into abortion clinics, demonstrating outside the home of a suspected paedophile or holding up placards saying Jews out. Freedom comes with responsibilities, otherwise everyone's freedoms are ultimately reduced.