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Freedom of Speech Doesn’t Mean Freedom From Consequences

The right to own a gun doesn’t make murder legal.

“Donald Trump” by Gage Skidmore licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

I came across this comic strip on social media this week. It perfectly sums up for me what free speech is, and what it isn’t. But perhaps doesn’t go quite far enough. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean you’re immune to the potentially illegal consequences of what you say. Just because…

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