I Aim To Misbehave

The Rio Norte Line

As a man of many opinions who takes full advantage of his freedom of speech, I can only be responsible for what I say, write and think. It is an impossibility for me to be responsible for what you hear me say, read what I write and think about either. I cannot be responsible for how you feel about what I produce.

The minute the speaker is made responsible for what another person hears, feels or understands, free speech is dead.

If I offend you, I can’t help it. You set that threshold, not me. I have nothing to do with your limits to “offense”.

F.A. Hayek noted a similar problem with socialism in his book, “The Road to Serfdom”:

“I believe it was Lenin himself who introduced to Russia the famous phrase “who, whom?”– during the early years of Soviet rule the byword in which the people summed…

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