So now, I’m at the point of “where does freedom of speech begin and end”. Does it mean that you have the right to stand on a street corner and say that George Bush is the antichrist? Sure, not a prob. Go ahead and spout away. Does that mean I should give deep thought about what you have to say? Of course not…
And here’s where I think the loony left gets “freedom of speech” mixed up. Look at amendment #1.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
What does that mean? It means that congress cannot write a law that abridges your ability to speak your mind. It does NOT guarantee that if you say something extremely stupid (i.e. George Bush is Hitler at a public forum) that your employer, your friends, and even your family can’t sit there and look at you with stunned amazement that you weren’t beaten more as a child.
But you do have a right to make a fool of yourself. It’s right there in Amendment #1. Enjoy! 🙂