Originally Posted by Foxrac
Speaking about free speech, only protected anyone from government, not us.
I found Kristin Henson to be offend to ASL communities, that's big no.
Common sense > free speech
Originally Posted by TXgolfer
John Locke said "The majority should rule rather than the monarchy."
John Stuart Mill pointed out that the majority can be far more oppressive than any monarch. Thus the concept -- Not of simply majority rule -- But protection for the minorities within it.
It is this concept that gives Deaf people the right to use sign language in public and black people the right to sit in the front of the bus -- And the right of Native Americans to use their own language as well.
Protection for minority opinion is one of the most important standards The United States has stood for. Without it we are just a bunch of punks looking for someone who disagrees with us to beat up on.
The difference between a fundamentalist country and a free country:
In a free country your neighbor is going to do something you don't like -- And you won't be able to stop them.
In a fundamentalist country you are going to want to do something you think is harmless -- But your neighbor is going to be able to stop you from doing it.
Which do YOU want to live in?