Trump Presidency in Let's talk about this Posted August 9, 2018 8 hours ago, Bananas said: I fully get what you’re saying. The problem is, who becomes the arbiter of what can and can’t be said. And how do you enforce it. It is its own slippery slope. Say what you want, but when you raise your hand you’ve crossed a line. That’s my philosophy and it makes things a lot simpler.... I don't think the "slippery slope" principle is good in many real-life situations. We must recognize gradations. Same with almost everything else in life. In addition, we have to learn to recognize the false equivalency trap--that everything is of equal value or offense. For example, lying about a sexual affairs (or having a bad headache when you told others "I'm fine") is not the same as lying on a witness stand on a capital case. Anyway, there have to be standards; it's matters a lot in civil society. For me it's: evidence and reason. Sadly, too many people aren't familiar with logical arguments, and what constitutes evidence. Obviously, we don't have to have courtroom standards in everything we do, but we always have to filter out noise and idiotic arguments if we are to have a decent dialogue going. And, this is the point: how can we have a reasonable dialogue if everything goes?..... So, sure, let anyone say what they want--in the public square and on their own domains. But if you have a medium, a forum, a classroom, etc, you have to start enforcing certain standards!