Speech

The leader of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, said recently that speech that does not contribute to the common good should not be protected and is in fact abuse if otherwise done.

I imagine that liberals and conservatives alike can come together on this issue.  Both sides agree that the freedom to speak your mind, no matter how hate-filled or wrong you might be factually, is a protected right and absolutely crucial to the maintenance of democracies, republics, and representative government.

However hurtful or inaccurate that film that “outraged” the Muslim world recently is at it’s core, it does not justify the outpouring of violence that has been a result.  However, the incident does serve as a magnifying glass on the middle east.  Can a people who get so incensed by a poorly made video truly be partners in peace or are they waiting for the next rage-justifying moment in their perpetual war against the West?

 

 

 

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