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The Caldari Union
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 353
Founded: Feb 27, 2011
Ex-Nation

Your nation's views on freedom of thought and speech

Postby The Caldari Union » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:36 am

what is it?

we support them

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Inutoland
Minister
 
Posts: 2881
Founded: Jun 07, 2010
Ex-Nation

Postby Inutoland » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:50 am

Fundamental to the ideals of democracy and civilisation.

We don't want to imagine what our nation would be like without them.
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Economic Left/Right: -3.50 | Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.95

If you want to abbreviate my nation's name, I prefer "Inu"

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Gallanna
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 192
Founded: Aug 19, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Gallanna » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:52 am

Inutoland wrote:Fundamental to the ideals of democracy and civilisation.

We don't want to imagine what our nation would be like without them.


Most wholeheartedly seconded. No truly civilized nation can exist without these fundamental rights.
My population in MT and PMT will normally be capped at around eighty to eighty-five million, unless I state otherwise.

I'm a Conservative-Libertarian, Capitalist, Christian, and I think Ayn Rand raised more than one good point. Don't like it? Take a hike.

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First Valerian Empire
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Posts: 1946
Founded: Jul 31, 2012
Father Knows Best State

Postby First Valerian Empire » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:58 am

Gallanna wrote:
Inutoland wrote:Fundamental to the ideals of democracy and civilisation.

We don't want to imagine what our nation would be like without them.


Most wholeheartedly seconded. No truly civilized nation can exist without these fundamental rights.

While we love our Democracy and Freedoms we would have disagree with you on this point. Civilized Nations can exist without these fundamental rights and some have thrived in practice and such statements ooze ignorance and latent intolerance.
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Itanica
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1081
Founded: Nov 16, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Itanica » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:02 am

Freedom of Speech is one of the most treasured rights guaranteed to the Itanican people.. But you know, don't think bad things about Stalin or anything, you might need some reeducation in Siberia.
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Peoples Republic of Old Russia
Diplomat
 
Posts: 649
Founded: Dec 09, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Peoples Republic of Old Russia » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:03 am

Prime Minister Aiden R. Krone, the Parliament, and most of the general population of the PROR support freedom of thought and speech.
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Conshockton (independent)
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Saint Nova (independent)
Snowpoint
City-states of the PROR:
Kravchenkograd
Dimitrigrad

The PROR is a non-Communist people's republic.
Economic Left/Right: 3.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.46


"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." -- Winston Churchill

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Kingdom of Phoenixia
Senator
 
Posts: 3919
Founded: May 18, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Kingdom of Phoenixia » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:04 am

The four freedoms (Speech, Religion, Fairness and Life) are manifested in the Constitution.
Everybody got the right to speak what he wants until he uses violence to prove his point.
It is fairly known to demonstrate for something, only anti monarchistic demonstrations are total unknown for some reason.

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ArghNeedAName
Minister
 
Posts: 2092
Founded: Feb 17, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby ArghNeedAName » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:04 am

The right to freedom of speech is considered sacrosanct, even by fringe parties. We don't believe it should be unlimited and we do place minor restrictions on pornography, libel and hate speech.
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Purpelia
Post Czar
 
Posts: 32862
Founded: Oct 19, 2010
Libertarian Police State

Postby Purpelia » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:07 am

A vital part of our government doctrine of providing bread and circuses for the masses in exchange for obedience.
Purpelia does not reflect my actual world views. In fact, the vast majority of Purpelian cannon is meant to shock and thus deliberately insane. I just like playing with the idea of a country of madmen utterly convinced that everyone else are the barbarians. So play along or not but don't ever think it's for real.



The above post contains hyperbole, metaphoric language, embellishment and exaggeration. It may also include badly translated figures of speech and misused idioms. Analyze accordingly.

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Cairnsland
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 3
Founded: Sep 01, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Cairnsland » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:08 am

Freedom of thought and speech are seen as essential to progress. We see no reason to suppress either.

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Democratic Koyro
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Posts: 5111
Founded: Feb 13, 2011
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Democratic Koyro » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:10 am

What stupid ideas

- Comrade Ohanka Jon Bak-su in response.
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Ulvena
Minister
 
Posts: 2422
Founded: Jun 02, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby Ulvena » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:17 am

We have no way of regulating how people think and no reason to in the first place. Freedom of thought is one of the greatest reasons why Ulvena is an industrial powerhouse. People who think for themselves are more likely to innovate. Our school system is centered on the facts and children are encouraged from a young age to formulate their own opinions based on the facts.

Freedom of Speech is great as well. Spreads great ideas through an open forum. Of course, we do censor needless free speech if it impedes on the prosperity of another. Freedom comes after prosperity.

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Zokoria
Minister
 
Posts: 3066
Founded: Mar 22, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Zokoria » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:24 am

"Freedom of speech", as well as the "freedom of thought" can only convey a positive message towards the Norsefire Party.

All subversive, leftist ideas are severly censored in Zokoria.
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Andocara
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 197
Founded: Aug 07, 2018
New York Times Democracy

Postby Andocara » Wed May 27, 2020 1:12 pm

We fully support freedom of thought, and for most part freedom of speech as well, but making derogatory remarks about a specific group/s of people is prohibited. Things like "INSERT RACE HERE are intellectually inferior" is prohibited in Andocara. Andocarians do keep certain opinions and beliefs to themselves.

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Radiatia
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 7901
Founded: Oct 25, 2011
Capitalizt

Postby Radiatia » Wed May 27, 2020 2:07 pm

Radiatia has some of the most robust freedom of speech laws in the world.

For a while there was a school of thought that interpreted the constitution as supporting "freedom of thought, not speech" and which allowed things like hate speech laws to be implemented - ultimately this was struck down by the Supreme Court as the constitution does explicitly allow freedom of expression and also explicitly prohibits all forms of censorship (except for national security concerns, which can be censored for a period of no more than 25 years.)

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Middle Barael
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Posts: 80
Founded: Apr 24, 2020
Democratic Socialists

Postby Middle Barael » Wed May 27, 2020 2:10 pm

There is complete freedom of thought here. Freedom of speech exists, but is regulated in many cases, although usually these regulations are only enforced upon celebrities and corporations. Pretty much, these regulations make it much harder to say hateful things in public places, in things that you make money from, etc.
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Anti: Environmental destruction, fossil fuels, Trump, Laissez-faire economy, communism, far-right, homophobia, “Pro-Life”, dictatorships, one/two-party systems, guns, Netanyahu, Israeli settlements/annexation, Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestinian terrorists, war, racism, anti-immigration, nationalism, fascism,
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Economic: -3.88
Social: -4.46

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The Twilight Embassy
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Posts: 97
Founded: May 03, 2020
Democratic Socialists

Postby The Twilight Embassy » Wed May 27, 2020 3:05 pm

Although the Twilight Embassy may protect freedom of thought/speech/expression in spirit and in practice, officially and culturally we condemn traditional democracies for just being theocracies that replace "God" with "Free Speech," treat their constitutions as absolutist unalterable dogma, and prioritize the protection of "Free Speech" over the rights and lives and other people.

As such, "Hate Speech" (which is the logical end result of a fundamentalist attitude towards Freedom of Speech/Expression) is an act of treason punishable by death.
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This nation is neither dystopian nor utopian; rather, a mix between idealist policy-making with ruthlessly-pragmatic enforcement thereof. "The Order of H Light" is an alt account of mine that plays out as a more straightforward dystopia/false utopia.

However, my IRL political views are admittedly very weird and may intersect with this nation in more ways/less ways then I care to admit.


At War with The Order of Hateful Light.

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Havazia
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 20
Founded: May 29, 2020
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Havazia » Fri May 29, 2020 4:48 pm

The Havazian people are at their base a freedom-loving people, and freedom of thought and speech are no exception.

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New Hyannis
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 180
Founded: Jun 09, 2012
Anarchy

Postby New Hyannis » Fri May 29, 2020 7:52 pm

Absolutely vital to maintenance of a free and open society.
Free Banking.
Risk is Good.

Between them, the various Marxist-Leninist and other Socialist regimes of the world have killed at least one hundred million people. Mao Tse-tung by himself killed more innocent people than were killed by the Third Reich, but nobody on the left ever mentions that.

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Tranzoria
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 445
Founded: Feb 22, 2020
Father Knows Best State

Postby Tranzoria » Fri May 29, 2020 7:58 pm

My nation allows free speech and thought. But there are certain sites and areas that the government and the public ban such. That's because lots of people in my nation don't like the government, and the public are basicly the ones in charge of freedom of thought and speech. It's pretty common for anti-government or religion to be said around my nation.
My RP. It's about New York Gang War.

Recent News: 8-year old Assassination Attempt plans are discovered in Speech Tower basement. Protests are increasing ever since recent Scandals, scientists say.

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Waisnor
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Posts: 89
Founded: Aug 03, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Waisnor » Sat May 30, 2020 2:38 am

Waisnor supports freedom of speech and thought. According to the first president of the republic, Ivan Gudaev, “A well-functioning state cannot be built without freedom of speech and other civil rights and freedoms”
81 = 18th/34
82 = 22nd/31
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51 = 10th/20
52 = 19th/24

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DeVare
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 25
Founded: May 24, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby DeVare » Sat May 30, 2020 2:48 am

We don't support freedom of thought and speech as much as we profess to, but full-on mind control/brain jacking are highly taboo and illegal here unlike in many of the polities in our star system. Censorship and narrative control are our tools of choice for manufacturing consent & controlling the political process effectively

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Federation of American States
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 18
Founded: May 29, 2020
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Federation of American States » Sat May 30, 2020 7:16 am

Like it or not.
Both are protected in the constitution.
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An alternative universes equvilent to the United States. Where the 18th-19th century American spirit continued on to modern times And which Poliitical correctness feminism and other communist subversion never existed or was crushed.
my nation is basically what the Founding Fathers actually Intended america to be.
https://www.nationstates.net/nation=federation_of_american_s
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I don't use NS stats. I use modern America as a baseline.


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