Thursday, July 10, 2008

Free speech is not at all the same thing as free expression

This was the next one,again with some necessary and wanted editing:

Free speech is not free expression
20th March 2008

However, one should never confuse the right to free speech with the ability to express one’s self freely as a result of free thinking. The two are only similar semantically.
Something to consider and digest as an example.
Free speech: kill all abortion doctors - The very contradictory rallying cry of “pro-life” activists outside abortion clinics. “Pro-life? but you’re advocating murder, do you know what the word hypocrite means?”
Free thinking and subsequent free expression of a thought : use aborted foetuses to provide nutrition rich food for new mothers - Why not? Many cultures eat the placenta so why not aborted foetuses?

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