The sentence "Americans believe in free speech, but to be tolerant you should respect other people's beliefs." Would be better rendered "Americans believe in free speech, but to be tolerant you should respect other people's right to hold differing beliefs." Thoughts? Crackertalk 21:48, 5 April 2007 (EDT)
- That's a very good point! I agree (for what it's worth, lol) --Taj 21:51, 5 April 2007 (EDT)
- It's a big difference. I'll add that to the article. --Ed Poor 05:57, 26 April 2007 (EDT)
Liberals and Tolerance
Liberals often incorrectly define tolerance as not saying anything that might offend someone else (especially a minority.) This view is actually contradictory to tolerance, i.e. people should tolerate the views expressed by others.
I agree that "not saying anything that might offend someone else" is not a correct definition of tolerance, but it's a part of it. I wouldn't know how you can be tolerant when you openly insult the minority you "tolerate". If anything, this section needs some SERIOUS rephrasing AND a source for the claim that "Liberals often incorrectly define tolerance as..." - and it should be more than a simple assertion by FOX News or Rush Limbaugh. A strong claim like this needs a reliable source. --Sid 3050 14:32, 7 April 2007 (EDT)
No, I don't think "tolerance" is inherently a political term, but I'm guided by the article Aziraphale 14:46, 6 March 2008 (EST)