drossall wrote:Free speech is a right. Mentioning rights without, in the same breath, mentioning responsibilities (the two used to be inseparable in my understanding) leads to competition between rights. My right to say what I like conflicts with your right to feel safe walking down the street, that kind of thing.
To keep my freedom of speech, I need to be able to constrain what I actually say. If I don't, someone else will do that for me, in the interests of protecting whomever I am speaking about.
I don't see any other option - it's rights and responsibilities, or it's clash of rights.
Well said and spot on!