+frank j Zbink
actually... freedom of speech does
include being rude and insulting. That's included in that word "freedom" - you can say whatever
you want. It's the point of having freedom
of speech, if you will think about it.
And there is no law about being nice (that would be pretty stupid law)
Of course, freedom of speech doesn't
include protection against others to consider you as just another stupid jerk, it does not include guarantee to be invited into the discussion again, it does not include protection against being kicked out of the discussion or, in face-to-face conversation, being punch directly to the face.