Sunday, January 16, 2011

Freedom Of Speech

Free speech can't exist unchained. US politics needs the tonic of order.
Simon Jenkins, Guardian, UK
Honest you can't make this stuff up. The only thing that can preserve the freedom of speech in America is restrictions on what people are allowed to say. Once you realize the suggestion is coming from England, the idiocy becomes somewhat more expected.

It's scary to see such things put forward, as it's possible some people in the administration will take the suggestion seriously, or rather more seriously than they do already, and try to act on it.

Come to think of it, they already are. There is, I suppose, nothing wrong with a free society that a bit less freedom won't make better.

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