by Ken Vincent, Featured Contributor
THE RECENT slaughter of cartoonists and others at a French magazine makes me wonder; does freedom of speech come with responsibilities?
While it can sometimes be held in bad taste to take shots at current entertainers, politicians, and other public figures, at least they can defend themselves. Christ, Mohammad, Buddha, and many other religious figures are long gone and can’t speak or respond to criticisms.
While I am in no way defending Islam radicals or the violent actions at the magazine, I do have to wonder if perhaps the publication stepped over the line of freedom of speech, human courtesy, and good common sense.
Do you believe that those perimeters of responsible journalism were violated? Are there limits to freedom of speech and if so where do those fall?