25 April 2006

Oh Say Can You See...

Since I wrote about Vikram Buddhi and the freedom of speech issue, I've been wondering when it is correct to curtail freedom of speech. Should it be illegal to exhort people to kill other people or commit other crimes? If books do so, should they be banned as well? That would put paid to all of the world's religious books, except perhaps the Buddhists', and even the Buddhist priests actions in Sri Lanka definitely does not follow the teachings of the Buddha. Countries' leaders would have to be very careful not to fall afoul of this law, as just having armed forces means that you have to train them to kill. Isn't that threatening?

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