Why is it that those who yell the loudest about the right to free speech are also the first ones to forget that it applies to everyone?
Recently I found myself engaged in a lively debate about just that topic. The person I was talking to was furious that a religious group was condemning the US, homosexuals, blacks and illegals openly. They wanted them stifled because it they found it disgusting. My question to them was…” Are you ready to give up your right to free speech to take away theirs”? Of course the answer was NO and I expect no less.
Rights are funny things, they either apply to all or none. When you try to get selective about who and what you defeat the purpose. Like everything else in life you have a choice however. If you don’t like the opinion, walk away, or employ your “right” to speak your mind, just be ready for the rebuttal.