Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Discussion of Restrictions of Free Speech
Noodlefood is trying to understand some restrictions Ayn Rand would put on displays of pornography and where that fits with the rest of the philosophy. It is an interesing discussion to me because I think it relates to concerns I have about child-rearing and protection if we were to have an Objectivist legal system. I am concerned that many Objectivists feel that the standard for intervention for protection of children appears to be at the point of the child's death. I wonder if that drops the context of the child's fledgling rights and that the government, though hand-cuffed considerably, should have more obligation to protect those nascent rights than most Objectivists would ascribe to it.