Opinions, Opinions, Opinions

An opinion is a thought or a belief.

An opinion is not a statement of fact.

An opinion is not required to be objective or factual.

An opinion does not have to be reasonable to other people.

For example, I don’t believe in the existence of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), yet millions of other people do.  I don’t have the right to call their belief/opinion unreasonable.

An opinion or the expression of said opinion is definitely covered by the first amendment to the United States Constitution.

This means that as a resident of the United States of America I am legally allowed to express my opinions without censorship and/or limitation.

Although the right to free speech is not absolute and is sometimes subject to limitations (such as those placed against pornography or hate speech) none of the comments made on this blog are subject to any of those limitations.

I am legally allowed to post my opinions (and that is all they are, nothing more and nothing less) on this blog without fear of harassment, arrest, or censorship.

I should not be required to defend my subjective opinions, and on the flip side I should not  have to listen to or be forced to agree with the ‘other side’ as–whether you believe it or not- I am not looking for a freaking argument in the first place.

There’s a rather nasty saying about opinions which fits right into this topic:

*Opinions are like assholes. Everybody’s got one and everyone thinks everyone else’s stinks*

*(found on yahoo answers and quoted from the movies “the dead pool [1988] and ‘home for the holidays [1995])*

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