This is for lerwegian and those who think like him about Freedom of Speech.
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech
Freedom of Speech is the concept of the inherent human right to voice one’s opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment. The right is enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is granted formal recognition by the laws of most nations. Nonetheless the degree to which the right is upheld in practice varies greatly from one nation to another. In some nations with relatively authoritarian forms of government, overt government censorship is enforced, while among liberal democracies, censorship has been claimed to occur in a different form (propaganda model) and there are different approaches to issues such as hate speech, obscenity, and defamation laws.
Hate Speech is a controversial term for speech intended to degrade, intimidate, or incite violence or prejudicial action against a person or group of people based on their race, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, language ability, moral or political views, socioeconomic class, occupation and appearance (such as height and weight). The term covers written as well as oral communication and some forms of behaviors in a public setting. It is also sometimes called antilocution and is the first point on Allport’s scale which measures prejudice in a society.
So please lerwegian, read your stuff again and think very hard if what you wrote qualifies for Freedom of Speech as you were claiming. In my opinion you have distributed class A Hate Speech.
Another for you:
sometimes in this life, told the truth must be
of all the bad times, set those secrets free
show them who is at loss, the power of the word
shout it out at them, make sure the whole world heard
make them feel the shame, of evil they have done
have faith in yourself, your not the only one
let them feel the pain, and sadness you went through
make them understand, the wrong they did to you
freedom is a gift, not something to abuse
something to protect, something not to lose there is no excuse, no reason they can state
what they did is wrong, no reason for this hate.
free after Dan Thorpe
Have a nice day, Jane