Thursday, May 05, 2016

Quote of the Day

"The only freedom which counts is the freedom to do what some other people think to be wrong. There is no point in demanding freedom to do that which all will applaud. All the so-called liberties or rights are things which have to be asserted against others who claim that if such things are to be allowed their own rights are infringed or their own liberties threatened. This is always true, even when we speak of the freedom to worship, of the right of free speech or association, or of public assembly. If we are to allow freedoms at all there will constantly be complaints that either the liberty itself or the way in which it is exercised is being abused, and, if it is a genuine freedom, these complaints will often be justified. There is no way of having a free society in which there is not abuse. Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty."    - Lord Chief Justice Halisham

1 comment:

Don W said...

If What we do does not have any affect, or impinge on other peoples right to do what they want , then what we do is no one else's business. No one has the right to impose their ideals on to others. Human interaction should be voluntary. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work that way.
I wonder if people in countries like NZ actually value and appreciate freedom. A stint in places like N Korea might open their eyes.