Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Sat, 3 Aug 2019 20:04:12
I would like to point out, this paragraphs starts out with congress, then proceed to passing laws. And, what does a law do? It makes is possible for the police to arrest you, put you in jail, and force you to stop what you are doing.
Maybe we can say, movement is an action, you are doing something when you move, and the government of the USA controls most every movement we make, we must not jaywalk, we must drive on left side of road, we cannot build building anywhere we wish.
However, owners of homes, business, don't always agree, they often believe the government should have no right to control what the do, inside their home, or business. I suspect the same people who believe they should be able to do, anything in their house, may also be the ones that call the police when the music next door is too loud, a lack of empathy, there is a reciprocity of shared rights, and values.
I don't believe a Mosque you make sounds that disturb me 5 times per day, even if they are religion, I have this "right to the pursuit of happiness."
Any area owned, not public, and your rights to freedom of speech become severely limited. Why? Well, the person who owns the house, business, has a right to pursue their happiness just about anyway they please; and we don't have the right to enter their domain and cause problems.
When you join a social network, you are agreeing to abide by their rules of conduct.
--- LET ME REPEAT...
You by joining, are agreeing to abide by their rules, a club, a social network, are groups of people with shared values; do you want to share the values, or do you believe you are unique?
Pretty much, a social network is, and never will be a place for freedom of speech, and why would I want to share my tribal customs, with just any Tom, Dick, and Harry that walks in off the street. We really do expect the king, and queen of the home to protect us from other visitors in their house. Do you expect a restaurant to protect you from beggars, and salesman? Or, is it their right, to walk in off the street, and beg, or harass?
All good fun.
The next time you say, freedom of speech, I hope you standing outside, in the middle of the street, and not in my home.
Life is good,
Your friend, Andy Lee Graham
Khao San Road
Sunday, August 4, 2019