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Why Free Speech is the Most Important of All the Civil Liberties

by Dan Denning, Daily

We encourage you to read this article on Australia’s ridiculous and increasingly oppressive laws regarding free speech. The article is by former ABC chief Jim Spigelman and makes the point that in a free society that values liberty, offending people shouldn’t be illegal.

That is so sensible and downright adult we can’t believe it even needs to be said. But if you’ve had even a casual glace at the Racial Discrimination Act of 1975, you’ll see that it’s all topsy turvey in Australia. The Act intends to ‘balance’ the right to free speech with the right not to be offended, humiliated, insulted, or intimidated by someone else’s words, directed at you on the basis of your race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin.

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2 comments to Why Free Speech is the Most Important of All the Civil Liberties

  • Ed_B

    “Why Free Speech is the Most Important of All the Civil Liberties”

    Yes, free speech is a very important component of liberty in a free society. It is, however, not “the Most Important of All the Civil Liberties”, nor can it ever be. Without the right to defend one’s own physical self, family, and property with lethal force when and where needed from dangerous criminals bent on doing great harm, the importance of ALL other liberties shrinks to insignificance. The RIGHT to LIFE is the most basic of all rights and it is personal self-defense that guarantees this.

  • John Foddrill

    “Obama for America” co-chairman / Mayor Julian Castro , San Antonio TX City Attorney Michael Bernard ( brother of White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard) and SAPD Chief William McManus trample the civil rights of law-abiding citizens working to expose public/police corruption …………………

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