May 4, 2015 Our Freedom of Speech 15 Comments Our freedom of speech First amendment guarantee That can be abused Shouldn’t we use commonsense By thinking before we speak An open question To those that antagonize Think consequences . ~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~ Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestRedditEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related Posted by Dom DiFrancesco in Poetry Tagged: America, antagonistic, first amendment, freedom of speech, fundamental right, hate speech, United States, unnecessary, violence
Good point. We do have the freedom of speech, but I think a lot of people forget that it doesn’t mean everything SHOULD be said. There are consequences for actions after all.
That is exactly the point Charles…the word “SHOULD” is key to the entire thing. Thanks my friend.
You’re welcome. 🙂
Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth into gear! 🙂
Absolutely, in my humble opinion, just because you can say something doesn’t mean that you should. The “Prophet Mohammad Cartoon Contest” in Texas prompted me to write this. Yes, they have the right to do what they did under freedom of speech, but it doesn’t mean that you should and if you do, be prepared for the consequences of your words and actions. Thanks Carol.
Thank you Dominic!
My pleasure Mary and thank you. 🙂
Every sentence needs to start with respect towards others!
I could not agree more my friend.
Great post. Not justifying violence ever, but surely one should not antagonize, that is just pouring fuel on the fire. Thank you Dom.
Thank you Holly, I certainly would never want to take away ones freedom of speech, but one must know that there are times that it comes with consequences and unfortunately there are times where violence is said consequence. I too do not condone it, but it is a reality unfortunately.
Thank you so much Holly.
“land of the free”… is gone! 😦
I agree and no one is to blame but us, we allowed it to happen whether we know it or not.