"No. All the First Amendment guarantees is that you won't be jailed/punished by the government for speaking. That's it. It does not guarantee a lack of consequences for said speech.
As a presidential candidate, Trump's reckless words…"
"The Secret Service didn't even let President Obama - who is, of course, much more adult and measured in his speech - have his own Twitter until toward the end of his presidency.
A president's words matter, and Trump is an impulsive…"
"I think he is vile. He traffics in anti-semitism, has painted false narratives regarding the gay community and pedophilia (a nasty narrative we struggle to get away from to this day), singles people out for ridicule (his troll fest against Leslie…"
"Your comment about "maybe I should try..." was stupid...even if you meant it as a joke or half-heartedly. I'm not going to pretend it's not or that it is not offensive to some people. You'll find there are no…"
"If you read what Davis said, Belle, he WAS sticking up for you. I admit, I can be extraordinarily frank and blunt on these subjects, and my opinion has not changed that what you described that you did, and what you (seemingly? IDK) don't…"
"Maybe so but you also said I was being stupid and careless - that's just not at all what happened or what I was explaining. I had hoped to learn something from this discussion but it has become too toxic to continue. I have lots of unanswered…"
"Belle I was sticking up for a fellow user who is borderline being harassed and I'm dismayed you cannot see this. No good deed goes unpunished. There is nothing unusual a bit two users discussing another users comment. That's what happens…"
"Sure. I just want the thread to remain what it was supposed to be anyway. I'll leave this subject alone, because we aren't getting anywhere anyway. Please tell me what you found problematic about my replies, though, so that I can refrain…"
"Please can we refrain from personal attacks? Heated debate is fine, but there are rules here to maintain civility. Anyone needing a refresh, the forum rules can be found here:- http://www.thinkatheist.com/page/guidelines"
"I just called it like I see it. And I started this as a social thread. You're not an ally if you do what you said you did. And it's my thread. It was supposed to be a nice, social thread for queer people, and you turned it into a complete…"
"You're welcome, Pope Beanie. But my anger at Belle isn't to do with others who have hurt me. It's about her being yet another woman who wants to use the LGBTQ woman community to further her own ends. This is a really big problem in…"
"I wanted to step in earlier (as a normal member) to defend Belle as being a caring person who's just been misunderstood in this case, but I felt (as a moderator) I had to wait for Belle's reply. But I want to speak as a normal user right…"
"@Shannon and Davis: You both seem to have misunderstood and are now misrepresenting what I said. I'm not going to waste my time trying to explain myself any further. Please stop talking about me like I'm not here and spewing your hateful…"
"She's not being upfront though. She openly advocated for experimenting, like a teenager...those are her words. What you're saying is perfectly ethical. What she is proposing is not.
I also think that there's a BIG difference between…"
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