"And I realize you are needlessly contentious.
I should have said... How hollow is it to say a citizen has a right of free speech and no recourse when that right is violated.
So that if an employer fires employee for speech (unless government or…"
"It is inaccurate. Again, the constitutional right to free speech is only applicable if the state is curtailing the speaker.
And even when the first amendment applies to speech it is not accurate to say it is nearly untrammeled. It depends on how…"
"In the US, we have almost untrammeled freedom of speech.
Only when the trammeler is the gov...and i aint trying to be picayune but have observed how widely misunderstood our constitutional right of speech is..."
"Not quite right in your understanding of first amendment speech. The protection is invoked if but only if there is state action. Thus when the party who is curtailing the speech is not the government or sufficiently connected to the government the…"
"Strega, I am guessing that in most instances the confusion over personal issues in which the actor finds herself in a a quandary is not a matter leading to prayer as often as simple wants. I want Aunt Mahalia to be cured of crotch cancer. I want…"
"In all likelihood reactionary interests will be far greater after the Paris attacks. In turn a more hostile environment for muslim immigrants will follow. And a hostile environment will alienate the refugees so it seems plausible that the rate of…"
"That principle is honored and the rationale of our exclusionary evidence rules.
So if the 4th amendment is violated then evidence gathered in its violation and even fruit of the poisonous tree is inadmissible."
"Philosophically, jurisprudence is girded by the western concept of free will. In other words all of the actors on the stage are thought to be responsible for their behavior. Without elaborating, free will is an illusion. This…"
"Atheism is also useful in providing a clarion call to rationalism and to question the ethics of theism. Atheism in failing to assert anything except in the negative belies its actual value to civilization. If and when humanity progresses beyond…"