Originally Posted by DanaT
You really dont get it. You are less free than you want to believe. You are much less free than Europeans.
Your main point is valid, but the quoted one is debatable. Consider that in many or maybe most European countries, you can go to prison for expressing certain opinions. Then consider Britain's horrible defamation laws.
Rapist Roman Polanski successfully sued a magazine publisher for libel over a rather minor and unrelated error that cast him in a bad light.