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Published: Friday, Sept. 28 2012 10:45 p.m. MDT

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AmPatriot
Taylorsville, UT

What this article is trying to say is that free speech is no longer a right and you cannot practice this form of communication, it offends government and certain prejudices and racist organizations and government representation.

This so called civil means oppression and denial and breaking the law of the continuation and Bill of Rights. What this country needs is tolerance to hear and speak the truth even if it hurts your feelings. And language shall be permissible to what ever level of reading and writing skills individuals may have. That is the law and that is why we have the right of unrestricted and mandated language skills free speech. Governance or business cannot restrict free speech by any reason or any barrier.

Every time civil is mentioned makes me want to barff on the person for trying to tell me I can't have my rights and its a contradiction to our bill of rights and freedoms. We did not defeat the British, Germans, and Japanese by civil dialogue it takes hard core fear and patriotism and dialogue to defeat an enemy.

Wonder
Provo, UT

@AmPatriot -- Just a little mini -course on the Constitution for you: Other individuals cannot violate your Constitutional rights. Only the government can violate your Constitutional rights. So, other people telling you to be civil does not violate your rights. In fact, it is as much their right to tell you to be civil as it is yours to say these offensive things (whatever they are) that you are so worked up about being able to say. Now if the government tried to stop you from being the offensive person you want to be, then you'd be able to complain about your rights being violated. However, this person writing the article is not the government, so she can say whatever she wants to about civility.

DVD
Taylorsville, 00

Thank you Wonder. So onto the article, I have been exploring and learning ASL for a bit, although I'm not anywhere ready to interpret anything. It seems that the civility needs to be present for both the deaf person and the interpreter for the relationship to work. I've got to wonder about a person that asks for help and then treats the helper badly.

AmPatriot, if I understand correctly, if I spoke to you in a threatening manner, or near your property proceeded to conduct myself in a disturbing way, you would be within your rights to take some legal actions against me. That would be me going beyond my civil rights and intruding upon your rights.

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