They don't have to but they shouldn't be faced with physical coercion for doing so. The state is violence. Sometimes violence is necessary such as arresting people who commit murder, but violence should be used sparingly.<quoted text>
Whether I am a homophobe or not is my business, its not something that I should go marching on the street about, similarly so is homosexuality if people are homosexuals, that doesn't mean they have to express it to the whole world. They don't have to march on the streets shouting "I am Gay, Gay is me, Proud Gay am I, you should be one too".
"Kill the Jews" might get you thrown in jail for assault. But the other comments would be recognized as freedom of speech in the United States. Maybe not under western countries, but we have seen the slippery slope their policies lead to. Many of them now have laws against printing books advocating alternative medicine or laws against insulting their king or president. The US would never entertain such laws. Yes, people will call you an "anti-semitist" but being an anti-semitist is not illegal in the United States. You won't be very popular if you go around saying anti-semitic things but you have the right to do so.Try saying something against Jews in public, march down the street while shouting "Kill the Jews" or "Jews suck" or something less offensive "Jews run our country" (Not endorsing the comments, just using them as an example) you'll be labeled as anti-Semitist and thrown in jail, no freedom of speech there.
You think you're safe? You think this is where it will end and Serbia's only offense against free speech will be against homosexuals? Think again. Tomorrow your country will ban the public expression of an opinion that you support and I will tell you I told you so.
And human nature is so fallible that these "responsibilities" should be very, very carefully spelled out to prevent abuse. It's obvious free speech wouldn't protect someone threatening to do PHYSICAL harm to another person or their property. I agree with that exception. Deception in a way that damages a person such as false advertisement is also a good exception. Lies (that can be factually confirmed as being lies) that hurt a person's reputation is a good exception FOR CIVIL LAW ONLY. Other than that people should have free speech.Thats why in my opinion there are responsibilities to every right and freedom
People are responsible for their own emotions and the actions they take from them. Should the movie be criticized for being stupid, yes! The solution to bad speech is more speech. But nobody should go to jail for making a movie.there are some things which are better not to be said because they offend people (like the movie insulting Muhammad).
Being "offended" is highly subjective. You have way too much faith in government. Governments are run by human beings. Human beings are fallible. You let people get arrested for merely being "offensive" and soon you can't criticize anything the government or any privileged elite does because they have deemed it "offensive".
In Somalia you don't have a complete lack of law, you have COMPETING law. There are factions of people there all with their own ideas and opinions about how things should be run. If you say anything against Islam I doubt that these factions will care about your protestation that "but you're not the government", they may not be but they desire to be.I believe in a state there should be a level of government control and restriction of freedom, because total freedom and lack of any control leads to anarchy which leads to a failed state like Somalia which has absolutely no government control.