Freedom of speech does grant us the right to call the president an asshole, and it also grants us the right to make an ass of ourselves.
Ummm...I would have say yes to the first part and no to the second.
Darke Child, this freedom of speech argument is one of those last refuges of scoundrels.
As the Supreme Court has ruled, "A person does not have the right to yell fire in a crowded building when there is no fire."
Freedom of speech is a precious right, but like all rights, it also implies certain responsibilities.
Those who would interfere with others' rights of self expression through intimidation, harassment and other cheap, devious tactics deserve to be censored themelves.
I don't care whether or not fra_nothing gets booted from the forum, but I am lodging a formal complaint against his reprehensible behavior. Anyone can see from looking at his posts that he is not trying to express himself; he is merely attempting to be annoying, confusing and disruptive. And if I am correct in assuming his alternate nics such as Leviathan, he is also guilty of harassing other posters such as BlueAngel.
Enough is enough.