AR-FAQ - #05

#05 What right do AR people have to impose their beliefs on others?

There is a not-so-subtle distinction between imposition of one's views and advertising them. AR supporters are certainly not imposing their views in the sense that, say, the Spanish Inquisition imposed its views, or the Church imposed its views on Galileo. We do, however, feel a moral duty to present our case to the public, and often to our friends and acquaintances. There is ample precedent for this: protests against slavery, protests against the Vietnam War, condemnation of racism, etc. One might point out that the gravest imposition is that of the exploiter of animals upon his innocent and defenseless victims. DG

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell (author)

I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell. Harry S. Truman (33rd U.S. President)

SEE ALSO: #11, #87-#91