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How much freedom of speech?Posted Monday, November 1, 2010, at 9:05 AM
I was at a Shelbyville intersection Sunday afternoon next to an SUV with bumper stickers, 15 or 20 of them, covering its rear liftgate.
At least two, at eye level, contained the offensive "F" word.
Should laws ban obscene language from being placed on the rear of a vehicle, keeping in mind that driving is a privilege, not a right? Or should total freedom of speech prevail?
It's something I bounce around in my mind. No one who objects should be forced to see obscene language blatently placed in their face. But would limiting what's placed on someone's personal property -- considering that in this case the personal property's prominently displayed on a public road -- be going too far?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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