Posts tagged "freedom of speech"

What is and should be free speech in France?

There are always some exceptions to free speech. “I’m going to hurt you” is a direct threat and chargeable under assault. Direct threats of violence are not covered under free speech. Shouting “Fire!” in a crowd as some kind of joke which results in a stampede of panic causing injury can get you into serious... Read more »

Blasphemy laws lead to dictatorships and theocracies

Once it is illegal to criticize or mock a religion, all a man has to do is associate themselves with that establishment to receive the same protection. Throughout history religion and power have gone hand in hand. It’s one thing to assert authority through a family name or abilities, but quite another to claim an... Read more »

Kuwait theocracy declares Islam is weak

“The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.” – Clint Eastwood Any belief that cannot withstand scrutiny isn’t worth having. Anyone who is secure in their beliefs does not run away from criticism, they welcome it. The Kuwaiti parliament has declared the so called omnipotent deity Allah unable... Read more »