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Free Speech vs Hate Speech | Simply Philosophy

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Free Speech vs Hate Speech In my last post I described some of the motives and underlying assumptions of hate speech regulations. I indicated some of the problems that hate speech laws have and suggested that alternatives are necessary. Hate speech laws divide society, increase hatreds, promote ignorance and punish questions. The solution to the … Continue reading Free Speech vs Hate Speech | Simply Philosophy

Afghanistan and Obama

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There is a piece of disgusting but important news from Afghanistan and a suggestion for the Republican house. The important news from Afghanistan is that underage male prostitution is on the rise. Warlords and other people are interested in continuing this practice, even though it is obviously immoral and recognized as such by Islam. The … Continue reading Afghanistan and Obama

Democracy in Libya?

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Democracy in Libya? We should be glad that the former dictator of Libya is no longer in power. From what the media is saying, the government will now become democratic. I don’t think so. I agree that the current leaders in Libya want to have a democracy. However, this by itself is not enough to … Continue reading Democracy in Libya?

Freedom of Excellence

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I have been discussing various freedoms: the freedoms of speech, association and expression. Although these sort of freedoms are fairly well known, other freedoms are not. The freedom of excellence is not as well known but it is just as important as the others. The freedom of excellence is the freedom to engage in a … Continue reading Freedom of Excellence

Rick Perry: Interpreting History

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Time magazine has an article describing Rick Perry’s time in the Democratic party in 1984 and the history of his political activities from then until the election of George Bush. Now Rick Perry is trying to become President. There are two different ways to read his prior activities. One way is that Perry has changed … Continue reading Rick Perry: Interpreting History

Religion Has Governments

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I have mentioned how everyone is religious, religion must be rational and everyone should be as religious as possible. Now I will move on to discuss what these things mean for the government. There are obviously a number of views possible here. The farthest position someone could have is that government should ban all religion … Continue reading Religion Has Governments