Fear and insecurity adds violence to authority
See that policeman pepper spraying peaceful women?
Note the murders in Syria,and the defamation of dissidents
Spinoza in 1670 saw that individual freedom was essential to society
He saw both a natural right and power of citizens to speak as they desire
and if restricted,to do so in secret .Suppression breeds resentment.
Truth demands full inquiry,as do economic progress and creativity
Libertas philosophandi is a rational and peaceful process
Sedition is outlawed,as is agitation against authority
But ideas need to be allowed out freely and universally
otherwise"homeland (in)security is based upon suppression of liberties
rather than the full expression of democratic ideas,actions and policies
Spinoza would be arrested in 2012 as a "domestic terrorist"
advocating as he did for universal free speech .1670 to 2012.
Poets and philosophers be aware.Patriot Acts do not include a Bill of Rights..