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I support common sense regulations that protect people and the environment. I support limiting freedom of speech to prohibit speech that is clearly hateful / hurtful to society—including knowingly spreading false information. Rather than acting as I please, I know I must respect the bigger whole I’m part of—whether it's family, village, ecosystem, etc. —and limit my impacts based on ethical, scientific, and other considerations. I believe we live on a small planet and increasingly our collective actions threaten our planetary home. Going elsewhere in space to live is a fantasy: If we ruin Earth, we have no viable Plan B.

More Information About This Worldview Theme--note this table is under construction, last update June 2023

a spade WV Theme...

...individual <---> nature

the theme is paired with: #204A Freedom From Limits  to make Choice #40    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:        is this theme new to version 4?--YES

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Worldview Watch issue #60, posted 5/15/2019 Tough Choices Behind Positions on Responding to Climate Change
Worldview Watch issue #35, posted 11/17/2013 Freedom and Motorcycle Helmet Laws
Worldview Watch issue #24: posted 5/8/2012 Unvaccinated Children, Public Health, and Worldviews
Worldview Watch issue #23: posted 3/31/2012  Regulating Society: We Know What's Best for You
Worldview Watch issue #15, posted 1/23/2011 Guns, the Tea Party and the U.S. Constitution
Worldview Watch issue #9, posted 5/29/2010 And Man Made Life
Worldview Watch issue #1,  posted 1 /05 / 2010 :  Expanders and Restrainers

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Environmental Ethics Secular Ethics Zero Population Growth
veganism would exclude hate speech, disinformation from freedom of speech rights human overpopulation
climate ethics tragedy of the commons climate change  
 Two child policy collapsology regulatory economics

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Acting Evilly #19A  Competitive Capitalism  #22A Economic Growth   #26B  More is Better Mentality / Abundance
#29B Taking Charge==> Violence #30    Imagination, Creativity, Intellectual Freedom   #36A Cynicism #36B  Conspiracies  
#43   Seeking Wealth & Power   #46B Military Backers #50A Libertarian    #51B Big Business Pushes Global Limits
#103A Individual Glory    

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #204B: Limits and Ethics

The Population Connection – “America’s Voice for Population Stabilization” 

Ethics Explainer: Freedom of Speech
Meet the De-growers (from The Economist May 20 2023)
Elon Musk’s Free-Speech Charade Is Over by Adam Serwer (story from The Atlantic April 12 2023)
"Free speech is essential for democracy. Could it also be democracy’s downfall?" by Sean Iilling and Margaret Sullivan (from Vox July 31 2022)
Regulating Content—Moderating Power / Free Speech Idealism Will Clash With Laws and Reality (article from The Economist April 30 2022)
"Free Speech for Me but Not for Thee" by David French    (article from The Atlantic April 11 2022)
New Research Sparks Concerns That Ocean Circulation Will Collapse by Fred Pearce (report from Yale Environment 360 April 18 2023)
“Young People's Voices on Climate Anxiety, Government Betrayal and Moral Injury: A Global Phenomenon” By Elizabeth Marks and Caroline Hickman (academic paper published in The Lancet September 7 2021)
"Compulsory Vaccination" (report from The Economist July 2  2021)  
The Women of Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell (link to book reviews of this 2019 book climaxing in someone yelling “Fire!” in crowded building)
“Ethics and Evolution: The Evolutionary Origins of Morality” (article about two related book from The Economist May 4 2019)
Space news: Nobel laureate claims humans won't move to other planets - 'Completely crazy’by Sebastian Kettley  (Oct 10 2019 post on UK Express)
The limits of freedom by Alain de Botton (from The Guardian Feb 2010)
“What, if Anything, is Wrong with Extreme Wealth?” By Ingrid Robeyns (abstract of  2019 academic paper about Limitarianism)

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