Rick Santorum Comments on SOPA at NH Campaign Stop

Mediaite chronicles Republican presidential Candidate Rick Santorum's views on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) at a recent campaign event in New Hampshire.

“There is, and can be, a limitation on that. You know, freedom of speech. The things you can’t say," Santorum said at the event "You can’t cry ‘fire’ in a crowded theater. And there are limitations to all freedoms. They’re not absolute rights. They are rights that have responsibilities that come with them, and if you abuse those rights… then you have a consequence of you using that right."

Santorum went on to say that piracy is an abuse of someone's rights and that while the internet can be “a powerful force for good,” making it a "regulation-free zone" would be the wrong approach. For the record, Santorum never specifically said that he endorsed SOPA, and admitted in that exchange the he was not aware of what was in the bill.

New Hampshire will vote in the Republican primary on Tuesday. Santorum trails behind everyone except Texas Governor Ricky Perry in the latest polls from the Granite State.

Source: Mediaite, Image credit: www.ricksantorum.com.

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