- Bernie Martins
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Why censor, should we not be able to self-regulate?
As I was listening to the pieces by the Ahn sisters I found myself reading a few of the comments and realized that pieces had been removed. At first I was confused but it dawned on to me that I had been denied the right, (privilege?) to determine the validity of a person's statement. Now i come from a place where freedom of speech is permitted and encouraged so it might be easier for me to speak but as a former soldier it was part and parcel to help give a voice to those who needed and provide a voice for those unable. Would it not be better to allow peers (even though I would hardly consider myself a peer or those who frequent TED)to provide a counterweight to those who are misinformed...(or for any reason)
I am not saying freedom of speech without consequence, merely a different way of dealing with an opposing view.