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Freedom of Speech September 24, 2015

Posted by shwaldman in Society.
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Where is the line for freedom of speech? There was a 2012 uproar in Michigan was a state representative being banned from speaking on the House floor for saying the word “vagina”. And though it was less publicized, another representative was banned for bringing up male vasectomies.

I don’t understand why adults in the US are so restrictive on what we can discuss and what we can not. In the celebrity world, their personal business is put out there for everyone in the world to dissect. And yet two representatives were silenced after mentioning private parts. Really?

How are we supposed to progress as a society if we can not openly discuss important issues and come to logic solutions? I guess I am naive that politicians are not logical and are not able to separate their personal insecurities with the needs of the people they are supposed to represent. As much as I would have liked to serve my community, it is becoming increasing less desirable to seek office and be a part of the solution. The political world has turned into less about serving the people and more about …. well, I don’t know. I really do not know what most politicians are doing. As an outsider, it does not seem that they are there to serve the people any more. It seems to me they are out to serve their own agenda.

So, the question is raised, if they are going to restrict the topics that can be discussed in service of the voters, at what point, will they begin to further restrict the voice of the people. It seems to be a slippery slope and it is very concerning to me for the future of out society and out children.

I do not know how we will turn this around. Please comment below if you agree, disagree or have something to add to the open conversation.



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