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Should throwing a shoe at someone be thought of as a "right" under "freedom of expression"?

Asked by noelasun (1894points) April 7th, 2009

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Are there ways for us to draw the line between what is for one party, freedom of expression, and to the second, an offense?
I was wondering if the answer was to be found in the “offended party”, but then I can’t help but think there MUST be a more objective way to determine this. Whose right to what overides _______?
Any thoughts?

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Jayne's avatar

Only if your aim really sucks. Otherwise it is assault; perhaps justified, and certainly mild, but assault nonetheless.

TaoSan's avatar

With Jayne, assault is assault….

Jeruba's avatar

A right to freedom from bodily harm must trump a right to freedom of expression.

Bearing in mind that there are many places where neither is considered a right.

KalWest's avatar

What Jeruba said

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