Can All Questions Be Answered Fairly?

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Here’s a question: What is the true test of one’s commitment to freedom of expression? Is it when one permits others to express ideas with which he agrees? Or is it when he permits others to express ideas he finds deeply offensive? I’m betting that most people would wisely answer that it’s the latter, and I’d agree. How about this question: What is the true test of one’s commitment to freedom of association? Is it when people permit others to freely associate in ways of which they approve? Or is it when they permit others to freely associate in ways they deem despicable? I’m sure that might be a considerable dispute about freedom of association compared with the one over freedom of expression. To be for freedom in either case requires that one be brave enough to accept the fact that some people will make offensive expressions and associate in offensive ways. Now, do you speak freely?

2 responses to “Can All Questions Be Answered Fairly?

  1. That is the big question that mystifies so many today, isn’t it? Can they allow freedom from the other guy? Because, as I have tried to tell so many people, if EVERYONE is not free, then nobody is free. Good post, Scorpion. I hope it makes some people think.

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