WereNuts, Greg, & SAS,
The world is a better safer place b/c of people who think like you do. There are many causes I disagree with, but if you look at nations that have modern, powerful militaries & NO freedom of speech (China, Isreal, & India are good examples), well clearly they are places that people who value such freedoms would not like to live in. And for good reason. Ever since 11 sep, this nation (USa) has been racing down that slippery slope cleaverly masked as "security". I am actually not a politcal "lefty", --indeed I disagree quite strongly to most of what the liberal side of this nation has to offer--, but I do recognize that love it or hate it, the ACLU is looking out for YOUR right to have that opinion in the first place.
So if I go on the radio, start saying how i think everyone should rape everyone else, with 20 uses of fuck in every sentence, and I get pulled from the air, is that going against my constitution right?
Swearing on the radio you can't do, (though a lot of late-night shows are very lax on the issue & will oft "miss the button" if catch my drift. However, near everyday, I hear things like "of course that tart got raped, she totally deserved it anyways; I just hope it happens to her again for making the rest of us have to hear about it", or "I can't wait to round up all the morons in this country & just shoot them", or even "the whole rest of the world can can kiss our red white & blue ass, & if they don't like it, we'll nuke their asses back to the stone age! Hell, let's just take over the world. We can anyways." Needless to say, there are varrying degrees of seriousness involved, but the point is that we have people advocating wholesale genocide, rape, & needless conquest of nations peaceful to us, & whether the mean it or not, they have a right to say it. And they do.
Base not your happiness on the deeds of others, for what is given can be taken away. No Hope = No Fear