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Old 05-28-2014, 12:36 PM
kittle42 kittle42 is offline
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Originally Posted by DSpivack View Post
Facing consequences for actions or words said doesn't mean one is under attack (or if so, are undeserving of such).

Freedom of speech does not mean saying whatever you want without facing consequences. It only means that you are legally able to say it.
And, more specifically, it only means the government can't prevent you from saying it. Private employers and other entities can lock down speech. For example, one can generally be terminated from private employment for expressing opinion.
Ridiculousness across all sports:

(1) "You have no valid opinion because you never played the game."
(2) "Stats are irrelevant. This guy just doesn't know how to win."