Freedom of Speech????
Nevermind the madness behind “Bullycide” or any of this other touchy feely mish-mash bullshit being put in place thanks to the predictably American trait of unreasonable knee jerking to whatever the latest cause celeb that our Society’s squeaky wheels have decided to harp on and on about…
The fact that these four cunts have the audacity to try and curb the Freedom of Speech for any reason should be both terrifying and infuriating???
And make no mistakes about it… While this law is being proposed in order to keep children safe (the best way people have found to motion through unpopular legislation I might add), this law has no other purpose than to eventually go after each and every one of our 1st Amendment rights…
Also taken from the report:
Proponents of free speech have long argued that a society that puts people on trial for things they have written or said is no longer a truly democratic society. The power of the word has been undisputable; it has been essential to preserving democracy and, in fact, its founding premise was to preserve the exchange of ideas.
A “market place” where citizens could sort through beliefs and ideas, which best resonated with them and discard those that did not, thereby allowing for the creation of an ever-evolving, open society. Moreover, they contend that freedom of speech is a recognized as a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
And yet, proponents of a more refined First Amendment argue that this freedom should be treated not as a right, but as a privilege – a special entitlement granted by the state on a conditional basis that can be revoked if it is ever abused or maltreated. British philosopher John Stuart Mill long argued that “the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm from others.”
His “harm principle” was articulated in an analogy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841–1935), and still holds true today: “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins” or a person’s right to free speech ends when it severely infringes upon the safety and well-being of another…”
All this nonsense is being done in the name of keeping kids from killing themselves because of the desperation being brought about to them by the roving packs of jock and cheerleader led packs of clear skinned beautiful people that wander the halls of our nations high school terrorizing gay kids (make no mistake, the reason behind this and other laws like this is GLAAD and other gay and lesbian groups).
So desperate are this nation’s picked on by the cat calls and taunting Facebook messages that there was no other solution than the Final One…
Why is it that instead of trying to create environments where- like with smoking and race relations- you teach children more productive solutions to social problems than something as final as suicide is never the answer we insist on glorifying each and every senseless loss with Lady Gaga tributes and state wide days of remembrance ???
Might that not be the best way to try and deter an action in which the base motivation is to make a statement and get attention?
Not that I am not saying that we should be turning blind eyes to kids being picked on or top justify bullying as some sort of rite of passage or anything crazy like that…
No one should ever have to go through their school day in terror…
I’m just saying that there are already laws in place to handle such infractions (both within the school systems and within the various municipal laws) and that the ill effects of such actions is already something that all those involved are well aware of.
Go ahead... Try telling a cop or teacher that some kid in your sixth period is fucking with you and you feel scared for your personal safety and see if he blows you off or mutters some horrible piece of old school bully advice (as stated here before, sometimes when you stand up to bullies you learn that they can really fight).