“Republicans in Congress were going so far as to say an employer should be able to have a say in the health care decisions of its female employees.
“And I’m always puzzled by this. This is a party that says it prides itself on being rabidly anti-regulation. These are folks who claim to believe in freedom from government interference and meddling. But it doesn’t seem to bother them when it comes to women’s health.” —President Obama on Women’s Health (via mimivonboom)
Freedom of speech is: the government will never (lol) create a law impugning your right to say whatever you want as long as it doesn’t create an immediate risk of harm for others.
Freedom of speech is not: you can say whatever you want and no one is allowed to get offended or call you out for being a jackass.