Quoting Geoffrey Duke <[log in to unmask]>:
> You have a right to free speech but not to anonymous free speech. You don't
> have a right to be insulated from any response or reaction to your speech.
Um.. I find that highly wrong. While I rarely hide my identity when I
anonimity is protected to at least some extent.
From http://www.epic.org/free_speech/ :
"Appeals Court Upholds Anonymous Online Speech. In the first appellate
to address the issue, a New Jersey appeals court has established stringent
procedural and evidentiary standards that must be met before the
identity of an
anonymous online poster can be disclosed through litigation. Those protections
have long been urged by EPIC and other public interest groups. The court
recognized the constitutional right to communicate anonymously and refused to
order the identification of a "John Doe" speaker who had posted comments on a
Yahoo! message board. "
In the current US environment, NOT being anonymous about certain topics is
enough to get you lynched, thrown in jail for being suspected as a terrorist
and a variety of other crappola from the "right".
> And if he put himself in an uncomfortable position because of something he
> has said... in the parenting world, we call that a consequence.
Consequences come from anything. Accountability and responsibility are more
important to teach than consequences.
I wish people could and WOULD speak their minds openly more often. I
highly cowardice how so many people are so afraid of saying anything
offend the majority or whatever... making people like some of us who do speak
out into a highly unprotected group.
) WWRD - What Would Rob Do? )
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