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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Freedom of Speech.

A friend of mine is all worked up because of a work reprimand that was received due to a private Facebook post. I don't blame her for being upset. 
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In this country we have Freedom of Speech.
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Which means you can voice your opinion and not be jailed. 
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And that's it.
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That doesn't mean that you can't be punished economically by losing your job, or socially by being ostracized for saying what you think.  You can say whatever you want, and can't be prosecuted for it publically.
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How people treat you privately is a different matter.... even if they are dead wrong.
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So, Cherish your freedom.... but use it wisely.... especially in this new information age.

Denise Kearns said...


Thank you for that ... :)

Lauren Rathbone, former POTY said...

my neighbor is a secret service agent and he was telling me he can get on any ones facebook account. I guess I am a tad niave (did I spell that right?) for not thinking that was a possibility, or maybe I have nothing to hide. But that is crazy...so when his wife wants dirt on someone he can just look it up.

2 comments:

  1. Denise Kearns9:03 AM

    Thank you for that ... :)

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  2. Anonymous10:55 AM

    my neighbor is a secret service agent and he was telling me he can get on any ones facebook account. I guess I am a tad niave (did I spell that right?) for not thinking that was a possibility, or maybe I have nothing to hide. But that is crazy...so when his wife wants dirt on someone he can just look it up. Lauren Rathbone

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