Came across this little random quote of the day from the folks at the First Amendment Center:
''Everybody’s in favor of freedom of speech as long as it’s his own.''
- Suzanne Fields syndicated columnist, 2003
How very true! We all love to talk about being for free speech, but only when it involves our PERSONAL right to speak our mind. But when it comes to OTHER people trying to exercise THEIR PERSONAL right, that's when you hear about this talk of "hate speech" and "obscenity" and "indecency".
Yes, there are a lot of people who are guilty of being self-serving hypocritical bastards in this regard, and we have a name for the most despicable and vocal of these people... we call them politicians.