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January 31, 2009 — Leave a comment

i believe in free speech and the fact that is a two way street — even if you if you don`t want to hear it or it`s upsetting to you; if free speech is to work, then people have a right to say what they want.

i believe social services should be limited, or the system better managed; they are people that need help and are too proud to take it and there are people who abuse the system. i think there should be conditions to unemployment benefits and welfare, it`s not an entitlement and should not be treated as such.

i believe corporations are supposed to make a profit, but not to the detriment of society at large. which includes, no offshore holdings, you want to do business in a country, you pay the applicable taxes in said country. i also believe that corporations are not entitled to government bailouts.

i believe consenting adults are entitled to whatever sexual practices gratify them in the privacy of their domicile.

i believe in the separation of church and state. tax-exempt religious organisations have no business in policy decisions.

i believe in a woman`s right to choose. a woman; ie a female person of legal age of consent, but i believe it shouldn`t be the state`s responsibility to pay for it and it shouldn`t be used as a form of birth control.

i believe young people should be educated about sexuality without stigma. most of this responsibility is on the parents but part of the education system should fill in the blanks that parents have left out without prejudice.

i believe jails are a form of punishment and should not have perks, when you are imprisoned, you have given up the bonuses you`re entitled to as a free citizen. i also believe taxpayers should not fit the bill for the prison system.

these are my beliefs and i`m still entitled to them.

I was in the middle of a post when JS went down on tuesday about the Jefferson Muzzles

“…the Jefferson  Muzzles are awarded as a means to draw national attention to abridgments  of free speech and press and, at the same time, foster an appreciation  for those tenets of the First Amendment. Because the importance  and value of free expression extend far beyond the First Amendment`s  limit on government censorship, acts of private censorship are  not spared consideration for the dubious honor of receiving a  Muzzle.”

two days later it`s still on my mind and according to my own rules, it kept but that wasn`t the real focus of my post, according to my mother there are three sides to every tale but only one of them is the absolute truth.

perspective is an interesting thing and with only one side of a story, it`s hard to get a true picture. i`m open here, but not completely. there are things and people i don`t talk about either by request or conscious decision. in real life it`s similar. this has lead to a lot of loose talk, rumours, half truths, outright lies in some cases. it`s take me a while but i`ve developed a fairly thick skin, i vacillate between bemusement and righteous indignation depending on the story.

i have one thing to say at this point, how nice.