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Freedom of Expression vs Decency

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    I am a supporter of Freedom of Expression particularly political expression. I do believe in limited censorship of the airwaves but that is not the issue here.

    I've noticed a trend in society away from decency. When indecency is challenged Freedom of Expression is hauled out in its defence. I think there is a general increase in society's crudeness because decency is not as well defended as Freedom of Expression. This is a topic I haven't thought about much so I am more interested in hearing your ideas than expressing my poorly formed ones. Here are my questions:

    • In your society, what is decency?
    • Is an indecent society a more stressful society?
    • Should decency be protected by law?
    • Should it be protected by other means and how?
    • Is decency an antiquated concept that we need to let go?
     
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    You should check out the thread on Hyper-Individualism. I think that there could be a connection between what you wrote here and what I posted on that thread. I also think that decency is an idea that is paired with social morals and ethics.
     
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    Barely any INFJs touching this one, let’s get down to real talk
     
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    What do you want to say, Cleve?
     
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    Cleve, ain’t for censorship. Where do you draw the line on decency? It’s subjective
     
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    Not everyone will communicate the same way. Intentions are not necessarily ill even if one comes off a certain way. Sure, I think there are some morals we can all agree to with some universal clarity such as murder. Even the Geneva convention outlines war crimes
     
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