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Responsibilities of Freedom and the Freedom of Speech

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Submitted by Danielle Zeedick (United States), Jul 13, 2003 at 14:54

Treason is NOT speaking out your opinion and calling attention to what one thinks is wrong with a government. You don't have to believe or agree with anyone's opinion here in the United States, you just should be defending their right to do so.

The responsibilities of freedom are not to toe the party line and to stand blindly behind the flag. We have a systems of checks and balances officially, but unofficially, our checks and balances include the

As a member of the professoriate, I applaud those who think and speak their opinions -- on either side of an issue. Those that do nothing and sit tacitly waiting for the "right things" to happen are not taking the responsibility of freedom seriously. "Others" are not responsible for our freedom in the U.S. or any other country. It is the combined voices of those who are opposed and those who are for any issue that drive freedom and make it the rich PRIVILEGE human beings can enjoy.

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