[ExI] banning groups and preserving free speech

x at extropica.org x at extropica.org
Thu May 7 16:15:25 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 5:36 PM, painlord2k at libero.it
> <painlord2k at libero.it> wrote:
>> It is interesting from a legal prospective.
>> Free speech is a fundamental right, but we must be able to differentiate
>> free speech and actions.
> Yes, in general terms I agree. There *are* behaviours that are not
> "speech", and might be found indesiderable, while at the same time
> some limitations of the latter might be at the very least superfluous
> or excessive when the real goal is to prevent the former.

Speech and (other) actions are expressions of the actual nature of the
agent.  It is the effectively inferred values of the agent, and not
their particular expression, upon which social structures are built,
and from which our morals, ethics, customs, laws, etc. derive.

- Jef

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