Umâ€¦ burning a Koran or flag is not speech. Unless you obtained a proper fire permit beforehand itâ€™s a mild form of arson thatâ€™s generally overlooked. And the usual motive behind it is to be a provocative insult to someoneâ€™s country or religion with the hopes of fueling an ongoing or starting a new controversy.
Furthermore, free speech in the USA does not give one the right to say anything they please. There are still laws and ordinances against profanity, libel, slander, defamation of character, etc. Free speech is mainly the right to voice your criticisms and displeasures with the government privately or publically without fear of legal prosecution.
Sadly liberal and belligerent media outlets have perverted this blessed right and tried to make it imply that they can say or print whatever they desire, go anyplace they please , and have the right to access any files they desire without consequence, by calling it free speech.
My apologies for the long post, but this is a right that I cherish, and I hate the way itâ€™s being abused and distorted these days.
It doesn't remotely surprise me that this strip sparked three pages of comments thus far. America's view and approach to free speech was hypocritical in 1992 and still is today. That's what makes this hilarious!