August 2, 2012

On Freedom and Its Defense

Response to Charges of Hate Speech - Lars Hedegaard
“If our Western freedom means anything at all, we must insist that every grown-up person is responsible for his or her beliefs, opinions, culture, habits and actions.
We enjoy political freedom and we enjoy freedom of religion. This implies a largely unlimited right to disseminate one's political persuasion and religious beliefs. That is as it should be. But the price we all have to pay for this freedom is that others have a right to criticise our politics, our religion and our culture.”

Comment: This is a fantastic defense of freedom by Lars Hedegaard! Make sure you read the concluding Editor’s note.

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