Originally Posted by Batmans A Scientist
I'm not sure what the point of that article is. It seems like an incredibly paranoid view of US free speech based mostly on either stuff that happened outside the US or in cases where Americans (like Hillary Clinton) were talking about events outside the US.
Again, free speech and such was much more of an issue in the 1950s and 1960s than it is today.
It's getting awfully close to a political debate, but the article isn't even close to being paranoid. Just look at the Muhammed cartoon thing.
As people have noted, the First Amendment only restricts government actions wrt Freedom of Speech. That said, why society itself acts to restrict free speech sans government, it's just as pernicious.
Just look at the title of this thread, "Will the Niners send anti-gay player home from SB"? How is it that this question is even seriously being asked ?