- Mar 11, 2018
Is anyone else concerned with Irelands free speech laws? How can a country claim to protect their citizens freedom of expression and opinions while simultaneously containing laws that prohibit "the publication or utterance of blasphemous, seditious or indecent matter". While I understand that seditious speech that incites imminent violence does not contribute to a stable republic, the unbelievably vague and tentative language is troubling. Why should the government have the authority to decide what speech is to be deemed 'indecent' and while we should all apreciate our judeo-christian origins and traditions, the idea that someone cannot speak utterances of blasphemous language is just absurd. Referendum needed! I would love to here your thoughts. Thanks.