Quote: Originally Posted by Zzarchov
contract law also comes into play of freedom of speech, If I say I'll pay you $20K for that car you give me, why can't I accept that you gave me the car as a gift, why am I bound to my speech by law? doesn't sound very free...
Freedom of speech doesn't mean you arent' responsible for the actions of your speech.
Yes, but nobody else should be held responsible for other people's actions which may or may not have originated in anything that you have said.
Like the situation with drinking and driving where the driver dies in the crash, but the bars are sued for his actions of drinking and driving...... it's not right and it's stooping to a simple blame game situation to satisfy those who want to punish someone to make themselves feel better that they're doing something and that someone didn't get away, regardless of their real guilt or involvement in the situation.
Hypothetically, if I wanted to go out and rant off about how I hate a paticular group of humanity...... as an example, let's go with the Irish since I'm Irish (and everybody loves picking on the Irish)
...... I go on about how much I hate them, how much of a gross infection apon society they are and suggest that everybody go out and kill the Irish.
I don't have any authority over anybody, I am not speaking the law, I am not forcing anybody to do anything, and if peopel don't like what I have to say, they can walk away or ignore me and it'll go away.
But let's say some guy decides to go and drive by a local Irish Pub and kill a few people, then claim I told them to do it...... somehow the blame goes to me? Why? They're the dumbasses who shot the place up and took what I said seriously...... I didn't pay them, force them to do any of these things.
And besides..... many of us (if not all) are adults, capable of making our own decisions and should be willing to accept the consequences of our own actions..... how do I get arrested and charged for the actions of another dim-witted adult?