I wanted to do a "Stop SOPA" inspired stamp, but one that was more general. I saw this quote and it totally spoke to me.
On the surface, it's pretty straight-forward. Censorship is offensive. Period. However, the reason this quote speaks to me is the secondary (and core) meaning of this quote.
One of the greatest threats to free-speech is Political Correctness. All someone had to do is scream they are offended and suddenly the person speaking has to shut-up. I don't believe that. For me, it's the old adage, "I may not like what you have to say, but I'll fight for your right to say it."
It's insane that someone cannot say "Merry Christmas" because some people take offense to it. Or mention religion, or mention an opposing political viewpoint. It's gotten to the point that if someone says, "I don't support your cause/belief/orientation/fandom/whatever" they are being accused of hate-mongering. I mean, c'mon. When we start telling people to STFU simply because we don't like what they are saying, we are one step closer to losing the right to say what we want.
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