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    Oliver Wendall Holmes Comments On Freedom Of Speech

    On September 17, 1917, Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendall Holmes wrote : " Free speech did not create a right to falsely shout "FIRE !" in a crowded theatre and the concept is still a part of our thinking on the subject. Though the actual test today limits...
    Boshie Boshie 61-65, F Sep 19, 2012

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    Freedom Of Speech And The Community

    Laws Alone can not secure freedom of expression ; In Order that everyone may present their views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance within the entire population .
    Paschar Paschar 61-65, M 3 Responses May 29, 2012

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    I don't know who I offened,

    or how I offended them, but the ep society police have deleted my stories. They contained no foul language or obsene details. So what gives them the right to infringe on my freedom of speech
    gordonmichael gordonmichael 41-45, M Jul 17

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    ....So, my aunt came over today. We've gotten in fights over evolution and other theist vs atheist topics before, but today I finally really realized something. And, I've held this...
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    I have tried time and time again to get into drinking or even just be a social drinker- I CANT DO IT!! I just don't like to drink, taste, feeling, loss of control any of that i...
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    My latest with my AP.. Once again, he's resorting to the story of he needs to put our relationship on "pause" so he can find himself bc he doesn't know who he is. He says that he...
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    Trapped. Something I never imagined myself feeling. I'm an adult. I have the freedom to do as I please but today it really hit me hard that I can't go anywhere. I am stuck. Not...
    RedSheep2 RedSheep2 26-30, F 8 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I was taking a medication when one of my dogs began talking to me. I struggled to understand what she was saying - her mouth just want designed for human speech. But I kept trying...
    jp20156 jp20156 41-45, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I recently moved to the desert and the heat and sunshine has really made me relax. I spend alot of alone time naked and appreciate the freedom. I'm over weight but comfortable in...
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    Confucius once said that only 2 types of people never change: the most stupid and the most intelligent. All our life depends on whether we are enough courageous for a change. A...
    Tatius Tatius 26-30, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    It's the first day in the week I can be myself. Not having to answer to anyone. I get out of bed when I want, I go for a really long run and it's me, the road and my thoughts...
    cyndeerella cyndeerella 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Next Wednesday I have to do one of the scariest things I think I'll ever have to do. As a yearly tradition at band camp, each senior has to give a speech during campfire night, and...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    Im a 20 yr old stutter been stuttering for six years now and i feel like its just too much on my life ive been depressed, severe anxiety due to the feeling of embarrasment because...
    xmentogo xmentogo 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    What are called individual rights are simply artificial divisions of the claim to exercise one's faculties provided one allows others the same freedom to exercise their faculties...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I usually don't write political stuff, I'm bored by it...I don't like watching the news as I think they purposely stir emotions that get your mind unrest.~ BUT.... I am getting...
    rarelyfree rarelyfree 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
    UcancallmeAL81 UcancallmeAL81 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Is breaking free of how society and religion have tried to mold me. Breaking free of how my family has tried to mold me. Taking a gasp of air. At last I can breathe
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    when I hear about police brutality against African-Americans, and the fact that the police force isn't doing anything to make it right, It makes me very upset. or that some people...
    Idiotkitty Idiotkitty 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Imagine not being able to remove ppl from your life. Imagine having a kid with your ex and having to see them or talk to them for the sake of the kid. To be honest id be tempted to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My new anthem! ;) http://youtu.be/9itwt_opsvQ "Cut The Cord" By: Shinedoen (Freedom, la la la la) (Freedom, follow me) (Freedom, la la la la) (Freedom) Cut it (Freedom, la la la...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    There's a misconception of freedom of speech, some people think it's saying what you like with no consequences or without people challenging your viewpoint. Freedom of speech...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Freedom restricted is my worst nightmare!Freedom is very important to me, I cherish it a lot because it means everything and I know what its like when its taken away!I know what...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    i was asked to speak at my high school graduation. i never spoke in school to anyone but my 1-3 friends, but i spoke to hundreds at my small high school. i was shaking but no one...
    eloquentwords eloquentwords 31-35, F a week ago

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    I believe that women must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand....
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Someone very important to me will soon be facing the "establishment" for her closely-held ideas and beliefs. She has not prosthetized them. She has not gone door-to-door looking...
    ToughEddie ToughEddie 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Sometimes I wonder, where had I gone wrong. When you try your best and that still isn't good enough, what more can you do to right the wrongs that you don't even know exist.
    OrphanBlackFan OrphanBlackFan 26-30, F Jul 23

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    For those people who are having a bad day and taking it out on other folks. Why? You know you could be going to therapy for that? Talking with your consular? Someone you love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 23

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    Look at you. Youre young. And you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralysed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring what others think. Wear what you want. Say what...
    Masuka99 Masuka99 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I'm getting more and more surprised to see what is the world I actually live in. Yesterday I wrote a comment on an article about anti-semitism and Israeli politics, an article that...
    Levat Levat 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm getting more and more surprised to see what is the world I actually live in. Yesterday I wrote a comment on an article about anti-semitism and Israeli politics, an article that...
    Levat Levat 22-25, M Jul 21

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    I'm getting more and more surprised to see what is the world I actually live in. Yesterday I wrote a comment on an article about anti-semitism and Israeli politics, an article that...
    Levat Levat 22-25, M Jul 21

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    I'm getting more and more surprised to see what is the world I actually live in. Yesterday I wrote a comment on an article about anti-semitism and Israeli politics, an article that...
    Levat Levat 22-25, M Jul 21

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    I'm getting more and more surprised to see what is the world I actually live in. Yesterday I wrote a comment on an article about anti-semitism and Israeli politics, an article that...
    Levat Levat 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm getting more and more surprised to see what is the world I actually live in. Yesterday I wrote a comment on an article about anti-semitism and Israeli politics, an article that...
    Levat Levat 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm getting more and more surprised to see what is the world I actually live in. Yesterday I wrote a comment on an article about anti-semitism and Israeli politics, an article that...
    Levat Levat 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I still need some. I speak very fast and don't what to speak when.
    Maaren Maaren 16-17, M Jul 19

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    The filth of the filthless, generating unawares, spreading over all and into all. "May he who has blood in his veins save himself" Pretending is not knowing, and there are kinds...
    Annodumbaknee Annodumbaknee 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    It's always those of privilege who complain about political correctness.
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 Jul 18

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    Islam is a threat to human rights, freedom of conscious, free speech & expression. #abolishislam.
    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 1 Response Jul 16

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