Originally posted by NaplesX
It is not just about free speech.
Oh but it is.
The ACLU is a huge organization that is supposed to be supporting and defending civil rights.
The Bill of Rights.
You would think they would take up a good cause.
I think defending freedom of speech, even when people like you scream bloody murder, is a pretty good cause.
but instead they choose to defend an organization that is on it's face, an effort to legitimize pedephilia.
No. They're defending that organization's right to publish.
It is arguably a criminal enterprise.
Since when did speech become a crime?
They are adding legitimacy to Nambla by putting their huge resources behind it.
NAMBLA's been around for a while. It doesn't need any help getting attention when it wants it.
They and you and all others that throw their support to Nambla have tainted their credibility.
They're not supporting NAMBLA. They're defending an organization's right to publish what it wants to.
This speech that they are trying to protect is not harmless.
I would argue that no speech, however innocuous it may seem, is harmless.
It is very harmful to children.
My eyes just glazed over. I really hope you aren't suggesting that we limit everything in the universe that's harmful to the children.
Just because we have free speech does not mean that we should use that freedom to harm others. That is the catch 22 here.
No. That's not the Catch-22. THAT'S THE POINT OF HAVING FREEDOM OF SPEECH, PRESS, AND ASSEMBLY.