Originally Posted by jonathan7
I come from the John Stuart Mill line of thinking that an individual should be allowed freedom of speech and liberty - this should only be taken away when they do an action that causes harm to another. Mill, recommended that minorities with even evil or stupid opinions should be allowed to express what they think, so they could be shown up for what they are.
...are you a rule utilitarian? Just wondering
Originally Posted by J7
In a letter to M. le Riche Voltaire once famously wrote - "Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write".
Good quote - I remember a few years back the local public high school put it on the announcement board for people to see when they passed by.
They got a complaint from a community member demanding it be taken down