The root of all freedom is this:
You have the inalienable right to say what you choose to say.
I may disagree with what you say.
I may not like what you say.
I may even loathe how you say it.
But you have every right to say it. I have no right to curb your speech nor your writing, nor does anyone else. It's our first freedom for a reason.
The whole S. E. Cupp incident, where Larry Flynt photoshopped her into pornographic humiliation for all the world to see... I disagree with it and loathe what he did, but he has every right to do it.
Sticks and stones.
The way to fight speech with which I disagree is not to curb it, but to speak back. You have a right to speak, and so do I. The audience can choose who to believe.
Brett Kimberlin is convicted bomber. He's a lefty who solicits money from folks for his causes, but when anyone publishes factual information about his past, it seems that he and his ilk sue them and threaten them. And not just the person, but their family as well.
Today, many blogs are joining together to publish factual information about Brett Kimberlin's past.
Facts are facts. While he may not like what's been published about him, everyone has the right to speak and write as they choose.
You either believe in freedom or you don't. Mr. Kimberlin has every right to speak back to what's been said about him, but he has no right to threaten people. No one does.