Pornography and Free Speech3 - 9-15-10

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 11/15/10 Free Speech Congress shall make no law respecting an  establishment of religion, or prohibiting the  free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom  of speech, or of the press; or the right of the  people peaceably to assemble, and to petition  the Government for a redress of grievances. Amendment 1.  Constitution of the United  States .
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 11/15/10 Why is free speech important? 1. Democracy requires free speech. 2. Discovering the truth requires free speech. 3. A free marketplace of ideas contributes to  human flourishing.
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 11/15/10 The appeal to free speech plays (at  least) 2 roles in defending the  freedom of pornographe rs. 1. As Wicclair argues, the consequences of  restricting pornography are worse than the  consequences of letting it be.  2. Slippery slope worries: if we ban  pornography today, what will happen  tomorrow?
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