This I Believe

Justin - Hickory hills, Illinois
Entered on November 21, 2006
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: freedom

I believe that freedom of speech isn’t what it is put out to be. In school you get in trouble for calling people names, but in fact you could justify calling some one a name, with freedom of speech. You could get arrested for calling a police officer a “pig”, but a cop can call you a smart ass and nothing happens. If I can get arrested for calling a police officer a farm animal then the officer should get in more trouble for cursing at me. Also you can get charged with terrorism if you have a shirt or sign that would offend President Bush. I believe that ether everyone can say whatever they want without any disciplinary action, or change it from freedom of speech to freedom to only say certain things.