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what is freedom of speech?

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Submitted by A1 (Canada), Feb 12, 2006 at 00:37

What is freedom of speech, isn't it the right to demand for something, to stand up and ask for something that may be lacking within in society to make it a better? I do realize that in a secular socities living togther can be a challenge but that doesnt mean attacks should be made on others. It seems as if the word 'freedom of speech/expression' and 'terror' (ism) have changed meaning compelety over the years. The French and American revolution were freedoms of expression, by use of intellectuals, not cartoon drawing idiots, to move the masses to create a legitamate demand for something. What are they asking for in these cartoons? Where is the need for something being raised? Where and when can the line be drawn, in a secular society!!?
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