Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism. Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a 'different set of rules' may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message. 

'We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade,' said Gingrich, a Republican who helped engineer the GOP's takeover of Congress in 1994. 

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Do you think we need to have restrictions on our Freedom of Speech to stop terrorism?
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism. Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a `different set of rules` may be needed to reduce terrorists` ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message.

`We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade,` said Gingrich, a Republican who helped engineer the GOP`s takeover of Congress in 1994.

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15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 12/23/06 - 2:36:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. Just people with bigger brains and will power of their own
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 12/23/06 - 6:20:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Unfortunately, stopping terrorism is easier said than done.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 1/18/07 - 7:28:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, that wouldn't really do anything. If my country started taking away freedom of speech I would leave.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 3/9/07 - 7:19:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. Freedom of Speech has nothing to do with terrorism.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/24/07 - 5:44:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
i very much doubt it'd stop terrorism in any way whatsoever.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/28/07 - 7:57:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
No no no no no no no! Bad idea. Makes no sense, and definitely gets rid of one of my favorite freedoms.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/28/07 - 8:28:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Definitely not. That will just cause resentment, and cause people to go underground with their views, they won't stop having them.

Freedom of speech is probably our single greatest freedom, any attempt to curtail or remove it should be resisted at all cost.

15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 6/22/07 - 6:25:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know

I suppose
If you could stitch closed the mouths of terrorists
Hence limiting their Freedom of Speech
While preventing them from verbally communicating
to organize future terrorist attacks

15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 7/3/07 - 11:25:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." Ben Franklin, and I agree with this 100%.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/6/07 - 11:47:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
What??? I'd say in the U.S., we already have some of our freedom of speech taken away? Don't we? Why people get in trouble a lot for saying things. Our country isn't a freedom of speech, they just say we are.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 7/16/07 - 2:46:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, dipsh*ts.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 7/16/07 - 2:54:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
If we could only get those terrorists to shut-up, perhaps we'd all be safer...
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 7/16/07 - 3:35:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, we need to nuke the terrorists. That's the only way to stop terrorism.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 8/14/07 - 7:34:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Restricting the freedom of speech is one of the ultimate forms of terrorism.
15 yrs ago - Thursday 8/30/07 - 6:38:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is no in-between with freedom of speech, either everyone can say what they want, or its time to get rid of the whole free speech thing. This whole fight is one giant oxymoron.

You need to stop terrorism by getting the press to shut the f*ck up and stop spreading fear. I swear to god every time I turn on CNN I see "Terrorist this, terrosism that" as if alquada paid them for a f*cking time slot on that channel. It's advertising terrorism is all it is. Bush needs to stop using the word "terrorist" as an excuse to do what he wants. He could shoot a baby in the face and say it was a terrorist and it'd be okay.

And now were going to restrict freedom of speech because "oh no people are expressing themselves." Every pathetic idea like speech restriction is just giving terrorists what they want. They;ve been planning this war for years, they have America right where they want them, at the point were people are considering abolishing free speech to supress

15 yrs ago - Thursday 8/30/07 - 6:44:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^^Terrorism. It's time to stop giving in to global bullies. Next the muslims are going to have a problem with women in america not wearing burkas, so naturally were all going to adapt wearing burkas to please them, until they want something new. This is exactly what happened with Hitler when he tried breaking the treaty of versailles, they gave in hoping he'd give up after he got what he wanted, but it never ends, they always want more, more, more.
15 yrs ago - Thursday 8/30/07 - 6:45:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Btw, without freedom of speech this site wouldn't exist.



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