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"The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances."

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris). The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. It consists of 30 articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols. In 1966 the General Assembly adopted the two detailed Covenants, which complete the International Bill of Human Rights; and in 1976, after the Covenants had been ratified by a sufficient number of individual nations, the Bill took on the force of international law.[1]

Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without censorship. The term freedom of expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.

The right to freedom of expression is recognized as a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 19 of the ICCPR states that "[e]veryone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference" and "everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice".

Source: Wikipedia

I have a set of codes that I live by. A set of morals and values if you will, that I personally set for myself. I don't PRESUME to force them upon anyone else. To me, that goes against what I believe in.
I don't steal, I don't rob, I don't lie. I treat everyone initially with the same respect that I myself wish to be treated with. If that respect changes, there is usually a reason.
I don't tell anyone what they can and can't do. For instance, I think that if you're against gay marriage, GREAT!! Don't enter into one. If you don't believe in abortion, by all means then don't have one. If you have some political point of view, AWESOME! Just don't force it on anyone else.
Do NOT tell me what I can say, think, post, render or believe. Trying to force me to live up to your beliefs, ideals or moral codes is not only arrogant and won't happen, it's narcissistic (and patently insane) to believe that your way is the only way to act or believe.
I think we must stay ever vigilant against people that would PRESUME to censor others according to their own set of standards, no matter how "patriotic" or "religious" they may claim to be.

The next time someone crawls into my email to tell me to take something down because they find it offensive and goes against what they believe in? Well...I'll just make like a dandelion and they can blow me.



Hair from Mairy at DAZ, outfit from Antfarm at DAZ, Level 19 is OLD Stonemason stuff, gun and belt from Sanctum Art's Grim Armor for V3 and M3.

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gypsyangel - Sariah V4
February 2, 2012
World Events/Social Commentary
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Feb 13, 2012 5:02:14 pm
nicely said... show no mercy!

by 1358 Homepage »

Feb 15, 2012 1:07:59 pm
I think that we should look at our children more often and see how the childhood rules are played in a kinder... because so many adults keep thinking that they can rule everything EXCEPT their own table, as the small kids when still havenĀ“t learnt that there is place for all and pencils for all and even, chairs for all although they could be crowded around the small table and other tables are empty.
Freedom is just that, the option to do good, or wrong. And have oppinions, disense, failures, assets and choices.
In my book, each one is individual and can wear-use whatever. I choose if I want to see it or not. Just that.

The image is fabulous, as you dahhhling :)
Let the things fly...

by fabiana Homepage »

Feb 18, 2012 6:44:37 pm
... according to the Prophecy. ;)

by Jean-Luc_Ajrarn Homepage »

Mar 9, 2012 9:30:20 pm
Great "kit bashing" to come up with a unique spin on an outfit.. I love doing that, too. Your lighting in this is exceptional, highlighting the character and her environment just enough without overpowering it, allowing the textures to really pop. Fine work.

by hardwaretoad Homepage »


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