In "The Pelican Brief", John Grisham points out that freedom of expression means freedom of riots. What say you 'bout it?
Wow, I feel flattered. :) I haven't read "The Pelican Brief", but I've been meaning to. (Does that count?:)
On the quote itself, it depends on what 'riot' means in the context of the statement. Is 'riots' a general term that describes various conflicts/discord? Or does it literally refer to hordes of angry people throwing rocks and setting things on fire?
Freedom of speech/expression, like all freedoms, has limits. I agree that freedom of specch necessarily protects conflict, arguments, insults, and so on. So if the first definition is true, I agree. In the second case, however, I don't think so. Freedom of expression ends when someone else's rights to liberty and property are put in danger, so a literal riot (where propertry might be destroyed or people injured) is not protected.
Freedom! Yeah, true freedom gives us the freedom to do anything... anything. That's the price of freedom, but ain't it worth it? I think so, just because those of us who are to sadistic and narcissistic can't handle freedom doesn't mean the rest of us can't.
The psychologicaly ill I.E Psychopaths, Narcists and Sociopaths. All would have those same rights to freedom. If we as a society did not acknowledge the fact: that certain individual's right to freedom should be restrained or absolved. For the safety of everyone. I mean seriously who wouldn't agree with what I am saying other then the psychologically ill?!