Freedom of speech

This is how concept of freedom of speech is expressed “The power or right to express one’s opinions without censorship, restraint or legal penalty”. It is the concept of inherent human right to voice one’s opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment.

For me freedom of speech  is somehow the freedom of a person to live. The freedom to express what an individual thinks is right or wrong. Freedom of speech is an aspect of self-fulfilment. In short freedom of speech is the voice of people. Free speech is the corner stone of a free society. All ideas must be heard no matter how crazy and all ideas must be criticized.

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Now comes the point is freedom of speech right or wrong? Does freedom of speech encourage violence, is it necessary that there should be some kind of restrictions, does our freedom ends where the other’s starts, does our current current restrictions are sufficient? I believe people deserve to have a voice.” If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter”.

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The use of social media for expressing your views is now one of the important topics in the debate for setting the limits to freedom of speech. Yes if you think that there should be limits on freedom of speech as every thing has limits, then you must think that your ideology is so much better than the other person you wish to censor, you should have no problem debunking there theories. They gave their theory you should give your’s, there is no way of thinking to end their’s by violence. Every person has the right to express themselves if you think they are right or wrong it’s your own mindset you should respect to their stance.

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” I disapprove of what you say, but i will defend to death your right to say it”.

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We consider ourselves as the modern society and we believe that we we are free to live the way we want to. But there is so intolerance in us that we cannot even give respect to other emotions or there sayings. We start to give labels on the basics of what we think without focusing on others emotions. For example x17904174_1533011783377251_3083586895026978045_n.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DqZzHj8cu8

Somewhere between the labels of tou kafir mae muslim Mashal khan was killed. This shows our intolerance as a society because we never view things in a broad way. If we had given respect to others perspective this would have not happened. We kill others on the name of religion while every religion gives the message of peace and gives the right of freedom of speech and expression. I wish one day we are free to do what we want and say what we want to.IMG_1146

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Author: jaffarkhan123

An enthusiast interested in politics and realist who would bring about change and serve justice on a federal level. A person who aspires to be great and one day; will be.

5 thoughts on “Freedom of speech”

  1. A well written piece, we really need this issue to be addressed. Thanks jaffar khan for throwing light on what freedom of speech really is and why do we need it.

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