Free Speech

Libertarians defend the rights of individuals to unrestricted freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right of individuals to dissent from government itself.

We oppose any abridgment of the freedom of speech through government censorship, regulation or control of communications media, including, but not limited to, laws concerning:

  • Obscenity, including "pornography", as we hold this to be an abridgment of liberty of expression despite claims that it instigates rape or assault, or demeans and slanders women; …
  • Electronic bulletin boards, communications networks, and other interactive electronic media as we hold them to be the functional equivalent of speaking halls and printing presses in the age of electronic communications, and as such deserving of full freedom;
  • Electronic newspapers, electronic "Yellow Pages", and other new information media, as these too deserve full freedom.

As a political party, the LP is the only anti-censorship organization that gives you a chance to vote for full freedom of speech on Election Day — by voting for Libertarian candidates for public office.

Cast your vote to defend your freedom: Vote Libertarian!

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