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Maxime Verhagen- I have EVERY right to offend

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Submitted by Blane Burns (United States), Jan 29, 2008 at 12:50

Freedom of Expression DOES include the right to offend, certainly! I most often would not respond to an article unless I WAS already offended. I am happy to return that favor. How one responds to the offense is the measure of the maturity and the stature of the adult. Running screaming through the streets because someone said something does not speak well of the stature or measure of the maturity.

Such a response implies a narrow minded view that will abide no compromise. If I am confronted with such a response in everyday life I know that I must either fight, run or submit. I am too old to even want to run. I can but I will not. Submission is normally not a part of the male oriented response I carry. This is what war is about. It is the way a clash of cultures resolves an issue. Y'all prepare for this or submit. I will not be on the side of submission. I prepare for the war. It is approaching. Politically correct is a buzz-word that is B.S. Citizens need not be politicians or diplomats. Blunt-speak is best.

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