Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Censorship! Freedom of Speech!

A great observation, well put by Rand Simberg @ Terrestrial Musings:
I'm always amused when the first resort of the leftists, whenever they are criticized for what they [s]ay, is to cry "Censorship!" and "Freedom of Speech!" when no one has proposed censoring them. We are only asking them to grow up, and accept responsibility for what they say and write. The First Amendment only says that Congress can't pass a law to prevent you from speaking. It doesn't protect you from the real-world consequences of thoughtless speech.

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