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First Amendement by Starlow-FTW First Amendement by Starlow-FTW
I support the 1st amendment.

People should have the right to express whatever they believe in, so long as they:

1. Do not cause harm to others or infringe on the rights of others.
2. Do not use blatant lies to support what they believe.
3. Do not speak with the purpose of silencing someone else.

Would I defend the rights of a Nazi to protest? Absolutely. Do I support Nazis? No. If someone said "I hate creationists" then that is a valid (but childish and stupid, IMHO) statement, but it is not right to say, "I hate creationists- shoot them". See the difference? One is expressing belief, the other is expressing belief with the ability to harm others.

And by the way, hate speech is relevant to this because it's not hate to be racist, but it is to be racist and to include anything about harming a certain race. If someone hates Jews, they can, but they can't include anything about killing or hurting them.

Get the point? Other freedoms are included in the 1st amendment that are just as important, but I wanted to focus on this one.
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frankier-o Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
saying "I believe that homosexuals are all sinners" is alright to say (though i disagree with whoever says that strongly), but it's not alright to say "I believe that homosexuals are all sinners and they all deserve to burn in Hell" is not alright to say.
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
First of all, homosexuals are all sinners... you are a sinner, and I am a sinner... we are all sinners. :P  We also all deserve hellfire for siding with the enemy, but it's out of grace that we have a chance out of it.  That said, it's all freedom of speech, even if I strongly disagree with the notion that we should ever be excited for anyone's hellfire. 
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Yes.
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SilentRisingSun Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Right on!
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:iconstarlow-ftw:
Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
:D  thank you. 
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MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   Writer
Does advocating for inequality count as causing harm or infringing on the rights of others? Ya know, like if someone was like, really big into Apartheid or something else demonstrably horrible. 
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
No.  That's a debate on an entirely different issue.  Advocating for the removal of other people's freedom of speech is the point of this one.
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ryu238 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
"Would I defend the rights of a Nazi to protest? Absolutely. Do I support Nazis? No." I like this part for some reason
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
If I can toot my own horn a bit, you probably like it because not many people are willing to defend the rights of their adversary, and I do consider the neo-Nazi movement a foe.  By denying the rights of those with whom we disagree, we ourselves lose such rights.
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Calypsoeclipse Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
For the second part, is it saying you aren't allowed to make lies of people? Like all Catholics are pedofiles or what not?
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Well, you can lie, sure, but depending on circumstance that can get you in a variety of trouble, some legal and some not. It just depends. However, for the most part, if you lie and receive backlash, you can't hide behind the first amendment. My advice to you would be "deal with it".
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Calypsoeclipse Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I was about to say that it would interfere with freedom of speech.:) you made it make sense though.:)
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Cryobash Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
On the basis, I agree but on the shape....
I mean, it's not so obvious, and quite difficult to say someone "You hate me? Don't worry dude! You can! And I will take care that you'll get this right forever and beyond!"
See what I mean? :D
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
I see where you're coming from. XP I mean, people do have the right to hate someone else, but...just I don't know. xD
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
I too believe in this and I wouldn't have it any other way.
However, I've noticed that there are some people that should be silenced because the things that they're talking about are wrong or even dangerous. Hundreds of problems and issues have been created because someone said something that shouldn't have been said.
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Some people do need to learn to keep their mouths shut. But with great freedom is great responsibility.
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're right. But responsibility for whom? For people to keep their mouths shut when they need to or for us to silence those who need not speak to preserve the country?
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
It's like the old Chinese proverb: It's better to keep your mouth shut and have others believe you to be a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amen! And again, all it would take is one wrong person to start on those who need to speak up.
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Here's my own proverb: It's not the most intelligent people who are heard, but merely the loudest.

But thank God we live in a place where we all have a chance to say our piece no matter what our race, or creed, or religion, or gender, is.
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, yes and yes.:)
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
:salute:
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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
[link] (Just figured you'd might like this, since it's surprisingly similar O.o)
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Wow.....and I thought I found all of her epic stamps. O_o
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
We should make an "I support SailorWolf4" stamp.
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Yeah. We could both do our own stamps expressing support. :)
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Woo. I'll get on that. XD
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thunder-ROXX Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
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SuperDitz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
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SuperDitz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
MM'S DA IS FIXED! 8DD
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
What was the issue?
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SuperDitz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I DON'T KNOW! 8D
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
I see! :D
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SuperDitz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
^^
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LordTraco Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
one of my favorite quotes is "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it" said by Voltaire.
And that's basically the first amendment! ^^ I agree totally!
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Voltaire was one of my favorites. Enlightenment thinkers were better than our modern ones.
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LordTraco Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
*nods* Not only is his name really cool, but he is almost poetic in his quotes!
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
He was also French at a time when French was cool! :P

I'm bad.
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:iconlordtraco:
LordTraco Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
French never stopped being cool! XD Par le vou fronce?
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
:iconwtfisthisplz:

French comes dead last. Sorry.
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:iconlordtraco:
LordTraco Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
But... mi madre puede hablar francÚs! And it's a cool language! And their toast and fries are the best! And the way they say corn on the cob sounds like "enip peter mice"! And it's a romance language and... and it sounds cool!
French ish awesome! Second only to Japanese and Spanish! Oh and Latin.
ranty ranty ranty... goodnight!
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
I'd tell you what I really think of it, the language, but there're too many French-speaking people on the site and I'm not about to say it. :P
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KontonAkuma Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have won this :iconepicbadge1plz::iconepicbadge2plz:
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Ha, thank you!
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HarmonicSonic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...And you should never yell "Fire!" in a crowded theatre. (I heard that in so many history classes).

Excellent point, though. Another way I've heard it put is that our right to swing a punch ends at the other guy's face.
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