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Definition of Freedom of Speech

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in response to reader comment: What is freedom of speech

Submitted by The Sage (Australia), Feb 17, 2006 at 00:52

Definition: " Freedom of Speech " n, A small furry animal that has a parallel existence with that of human civilisation.
A creature that thrives in an environment of individual liberty and perishes in those that are not.
If fed the correct diet of truth and consideration, free speech can be inspiring.
Feed it with contempt and malice, and it can become deadly.
One persons' " Freedom of Speech " is another's "Slander".
The distinction of which is completely determined by the individual,
Although there may be many "official " definitions of "Freedom of Speech ", I hereby invoke the rights of FOS to declare ( in my belief and without malice ) this definition to be the one and only true definition of FOS. All others are to be ignored.
So you see Obied, YOU, determine the limits of the things you say.
And so it should be.
I hope that you live in a country that does not take that right from you

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