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Old January 22, 2013, 09:50 PM   #44
Tom Servo
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Unfortunately, this site has proven to be full of self-focused, self-defeating individualists who would rather see it all be taken than put their their country first, make sacrifices, and keep what they can.
So, individualism is self-defeating?

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Freedom is only good when it is the freedom to what is right, not what is wrong and not the freedom to frolic and play at hobbies.
Then it isn't freedom at all. If only certain people can exercise a right, and only in proscribed ways, it is not a right. It is a privilege. Those are two very different things.

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The more we can limit freedom to right choices, the stronger our country is, and thus the stronger our real freedom is.
The 1st Amendment protects our right to redress grievances with the government, free of reprisal. An unfortunate side-effect is that it also protects various types of speech we may find reprehensible or offensive.

You have both, or you have neither.
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