The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Friday, January 28, 2005

The slippery slope of legislating morality

Writing for Reason, Michael Young looks at two recent examples of the French government stepping on personal liberties and brilliantly draws the connection between excessive federal power and diminishing freedom.
"Exercising the law to curb certain types of expression
effectively shrinks the general confines of free speech."
He illustrates how open, public discussion more effectively marginalize radically bad ideas then government censorship ever could. Read the article here.


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