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DocA Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 9:29 AM
I don't know where you live but herbal healers, holistic medicine practitioners, etc. are a dime a dozen here in GA. I have had three patients ( I am a dentist, not a physician) go to get the native American "cure for cancer" and now only have their widowed husbands and motherless children as patients. All three died in less than a month following the cure and one didn't even make it home from the trip.

We take free speech for granted in America, unlike elsewhere. The furor over that anti-Muslim video is the latest reminder of that.

But freedom of speech is never safe, even here. Many colleges now impose "civility codes." Civility is nice, but enforcing a "civility rule" against offensive speech would put an end to lots of useful provocative speech. As a University of North Carolina student put it, "A picture of Mitt Romney would offend 70 percent of residence hall students."

Taping my Fox Business Network show at UNC, I also learned that the college, to "protect" women, had dropped...