Forced Respect

There are all kinds of laws that demand you show respect and deference for political and religious leaders, even if they are mass murderers, child molesters, criminals or lunatics. You are required to show respect for other people’s nutty religious superstitions. In other words, you are required to lie and show respect you do not feel. This cheapens the meaning of respect. Surely it also violates the notion of freedom of speech.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)