Freedom of speech

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chilling in muscadine, May 1, 2009.

  1. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    I was wondering if anyone has been jailed for freedom of speech. I would be interested in any info on this subject.
  2. illinichick

    illinichick Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    SE Il
    Occasionally, I get a student that trys to say something that is inappropriate in class and claims "freedom of speech" I inform them that school is not a democracy and they need to curb their tongues![​IMG]
  3. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Historically yes, many were jailed regarding for freedom of speech issues, but I'm assuming you mean one of us....Many women when marches were held to get women the vote were jailed and then their "men" came and got them out because they needed food and clean clothes ....I'm not kidding!
  4. arabookworm

    arabookworm Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    theres an awesome movie about that, we watched part of it in history class. it's called "Iron Jawed Angels" you should definitely watch it.
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    I always find it intersting who like to hide behind freedom of speach ,
    We have the Freedom to do lots of things but that dosnt mean we should do them I have the freedom to walk up to someone on the street and say its my opinon that youre a BLank blank blankety blank but uhh why would I use this freedom to do stupid iresponsible and hurtfull things ,,
    Just beacuse you can do somethind NEVER Means you SHould indscimently do it , thats why we were given both brains and conciounce [​IMG]
  6. flopshot

    flopshot Songster

    Feb 17, 2009
    i love the people who think they have a right to freedom of speech in an internet forum. the "right" to vote is another one.
  7. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    Quote:yeah my kids now wont listen and protest listing/reading ect ect to laws about freedom of speech in school since it doesnt aply to them..
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  8. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    Quote:What'd you do? [​IMG]
  9. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Quote:What'd you do? [​IMG]


    I am a HUGE fan of freedom of speech and will defend to my death your right to tell me you hate me. BUT, there are limits things like defamation, hate speech, inciting to riot, causing a panic.

    There are some faux news stations around here that really need to be reminded of some of these!
  10. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    I was curious of others opinions. In the last 5 days I called the non emergency number in my county to report domestic violence against my sister on two seperate occasions. My sister is to terrified of her abuser to speak up. After the second call I made a deputy showed up at my house with a warning saying if I called again I would be jailed.

    This ticked me off and I did something stupid, at the time it didn't seem stupid to me.

    I painted a huge sign that read "Some law enforcement officers in this county condone demostic violence." This sigh was placed in my front yard. I was so mad that if I had the money to pay for a bill board I would have placed the message there.

    There have been many officers stop by to support me and tell me they will still go by and check on my sister but there has been another officer stop by to take pictures of my sigh.

    I have been in contact with the governors office today and they told me to take the sigh down which I did. I still feel like I will be jailed.

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