ANSWERS: 100
  • In my opinion, it is true, but some people deserve a slap for some of the bull they come out with. But hey, just my opinion!
  • Yup. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion; however, I'm also entitled to my opinion of it. :)
  • That's pretty much my opinion... But it's someone else's opinion that I shouldn't have mine.
  • You're entitled to your own opinion. You're not entitled to your own facts.
  • I don't know about everyone being entitled to their own opinion, but certainly everyone has got one. You know what I say about that? Opinions are like A**holes. Everyone's got one, but not neccesarily everyone wants to hear it. :)
  • Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but whether or not they are entitled to express it out loud is dependant on where you live.
  • Everyone is entitled to their opinion, of course, otherwise you wouldn't be asking questions on Answerbag.com
  • Yes! EVERYONE, in my opinion, should be entitled to their opinion. I'm just not crazy about people who can't tell the difference between their opinion and universal truth.
  • Of course, but not everybody sees it that way though, and according to some people, if you dont agree with their opinion that makes you wrong.
  • I think everyone has the right to voice thier opinion, with that said, there is a way to voice it, without hurting others.
  • Sure, why not? If it weren't for different opinions what would people have to discuss? There are many sides to every subject-even if most people other than me are wrong! Just kidding....Thanks for asking.
  • Some might say apparently not. Censorship, ostracism, branding someone as radical or not PC. It exists in many forms. Yet, it is still a form of discrimination just as using a "public" website to put forth a personal agenda violates free speech and the rights of others. So does misquoting facts, and using them out of context. Show me any group or forum that hasn't encountered moral superiority, boorishness, academic snobbery, religious intolerance, clique groups or watchdogs, then ask me again if everyone is truely entitiled to their opinion.
  • Yes, but they are not entitled to an audience.
  • Sadly yes. I think Voltaire put it best when he said "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
  • Yes; everyone is entitled to their opinion. And everyone else is entitled to not have to listen to it if they don't want to.
  • YES! But what I find annoying is when someone asks your opinion and agrees with you and then does the total opposite! WHY DID YOU BOTHER TO ASK ME IN THE FIRST PLACE?!
  • Yes, but that doesn't mean that there will not be repercussions though.
  • Yes. I mean I think so ...but alot of people don't care if they hurt the feelings of others with that right ... But in many cases the opinion of another can help you immensely and actually thats what we are doing now ...all of us answerbaggers ask questions and give our opinion freely whether its what the other user wants to hear or not ...sometimes the opinion of another can make you see things you couldn't see on your own .
  • Of course, as long as it is given in verbal form and not in any form that is destructive or that harms others.
  • Yes. That is not to say that all opinions are equal in value, but all people equally share dignity and are equally deserving of respect as human beings of value.
  • Absolutely, why not, we all have different opinions and we could learn from others. That's my opinion anyway !
  • yes i think you should be entitled to your own opinion but sometimes you should decide wheather its best to say it or not as ive found out.
  • Everyone is entitled to their opinon. They are not entitled to have everyone listen to it.
  • Yes; however, not everyones should be valued.
  • NO. Not me. I'm not entitled to mine.
  • yes it is
  • Yep. And they are all entitled to mine and everybody else's too.
  • Yes, they should be entitled. That doesn't mean they actually are though. I'm entitled (and should be) to think that strawberry ice cream tastes foul, but I have to use my discretion when voicing my opinion. It wouldn't be very polite of me to go to a strawberry ice cream convention and tell everybody how I hate their favourite food, and I think they're stupid for liking it. People's opinions aren't the problem, it's when they start using opinions to segregate and insult others that problems arise.
  • YES I believe implicitly that it is true, I may not and often do not like other peoples opinion but they are entitled to voice it .I do not have to listen.As they do not have to listen to mine I forget the exact words about not agreeing with you but fighting to the death to defend your right to say it.
  • Just because everyone is entitled to their opinion doesn't mean the rest of the world needs to know what it is.
  • Overall, yes, I believe everyone should be entitled to their opinion. But, if it hurts or defames someone, then no, I don't believe that people SHOULD say it....it doesn't mean they shouldn't have a RIGHT to say it. But then, that's my opinion. :)
  • of course. a huge pet peeve of mine, though, is when someone labels misinformation/lie/falsehood/incorrect statement an "opinion." "Being tall is great" is an opinion. "I am the tallest person on earth" is not an opinion. It's just wrong (unless one happens to be the tallest, in which case it's STILL not an opinion, but a fact.)
  • Yes, they should. But that doesn't mean that it's always appropriate for eveyone to express their opinion at all times.
  • It is undeniably true that everyone IS entitled to their own opinion. It is something that can neither be stopped nor controlled. A person will form an opinion as part of their basic thought processes, and this opinion will colour all interaction the person has with its subject. The real question is, should everyone be allowed to voice their opinion? To this I say that it should be up to the individual to decide whether voicing your opinion on a topic is worthwhile, or even appropriate given your circumstances. So the answer is yes, everyone should be and is entitled to have their own opinion on a topic. Although voicing that opinion in certain circumstances may have dire consequences. Should you do so, be prepared to deal with those consequences.
  • Yes, everyone should be entitled to their own opinion. It's just that some people say things that are TOTALLY inappropiate.
  • Yes, everyone does have a right to their own opinions, but that doesn't mean that everyone has a right to voice those opinions.
  • they should be entitled to it, but not necesserily allowed to voice it. (referring to ideas that are intentionally harmful in nature).
  • Yes it's called freedom of Speech! Whatever you want to call it people should have the right to say whatever they want. I do in my opinion think some people should learn when to keep their mouth shut, learn manners, and keep their opinions to them selves but hey whatever.
  • I think so as long as it doesn't get to the point of severely insulting, slandering, humiliating or maligning other people. I just don't go for that.
  • Yes.I strongly believe that.
  • Perhaps true, but being on the internet has been a great equalizer and has given some opinions credibility that they do not deserve.
  • absolutly. but you shouldn't be so smug about it. but that's my opinion.
  • This is America, home of the great experiment on this very concept. I believe that everyone has the right to their opinion; almost everyone has the right to express their opinion; but not everyone has the right to ENACT their opinion. Mass murderers, for instance, have the opinion that human beings are biological garbage that they can use at their limitless discretion. President Bush has the opinion that we can hold American citizens in prisons because he made up a category in his little pea brain called "enemy combatants," that was previously unknown to the law. We are allowing him to ENACT this idiotic opinion by not impeaching him. I could go on and on. But an opinion lives in your mind only, until you voice it, or enact it into the real world.
  • If it fall's under the respect for other's and follow's Answerbag's Guideline's -- Pattijo
  • Yeah. And I should be able to share my opinion about your opinion. If we were able to, then that means we'd already be conforming to an oppressive society.
  • Yes..!!!
  • In America, yes! Other countries? Not so much....
  • Its called freedom of speech!
  • Yes because it everyone has no opinion we would live in a dull world living by facts, there would be no more "But I think we should buy X because it must be better than Z." Theres no more "I think","It should" or "should be."
  • Yes, among adults, I believe everyone has the right to express their opinions, no matter how ugly you may think they are. I do however draw the line at expressing them to children, because they lack the mental skills to critically analyse new ideas, and can be too easily influenced by people who seek to exploit this vulnerability in them.
  • Everyone should be entitled to my opinion.
  • Everyone should be entitled to thier opinion, all opinions should be vioced unless they are unneccesarily harmful, but nobody should ever force thier opinion on someone else.
  • I do think everyone should be entitled to their own opinion. But everyone should think before the actual thought comes out. My mom always told me, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all." If I can't voice my opinion without hurting someone (unintentionally, of course) then I will just hold my tongue. You can't stop a person from their opinions or beliefs, but everyone should be respectful whether or not you agree. An opinion is just that, an opinion, not necessarily the truth, and the speaker should be mindful of how that opinion comes across.
  • I suppose so, but there again isn't everyone entitled to the option of completely ignoring someone's idiotic prattle?
  • Yes, I think so.
  • I think everyone is definitely entitled to their own opinion, but if they give stupid, pointless opinions (such as "I like pie.") excessively, that right should be revoked. They had their chance, and they blew it. ;)
  • There is a book titled 'crimes against logic' that has an entire chapter dedicated to the perceived entitlement to one's opinion. It holds that it is not an entitlement but rather an inevitability, and has stern words for those that fancy themselves entitled. I found it to be funny, though I don't think that was the author's intent.
  • No absolutly not! You have to have thought about it!, put some effort into it! before your entitled to it. If you can't defend it! - arn't willing to really sweat blood over it! then its not yours. It is then like the rest of them - just out there, repeats of what you heard the last time the tide came in. NO more yours then that message in a bottle - that really belonged to somebody else. You can say its yours - but its not true - it camer from somebody else and was meant for sombody else - just because you found it doesn't mak it yours.
  • nope no ones opinion counts but mine and at the top of opinions that don't count is my boyfriends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Eh, in my oversimplified opinion, as long as its not violent or hateful, sure i think so.
  • No, everyone is not epistemically entitled to their opinion, because we are only epistemically entitled to opinions that are well-supported by evidence. Being epistemically entitled to an opinion just means that you have earned the right to hold it on the basis of sound reasons. But, that said, it is nonetheless true, but irrelevant, that we are legally entitled to our own opinions. The problem with almost all of the other answers to this question is that they don't separate out these two quite distinct senses of "entitlement". And, by not separating out these two difference senses, they perpetuate the fallacy that this question aims to expose.
  • Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, yes. The problem comes when people think that their opinion should be forced upon others as well.
  • Yes but theres no need to inflict them on everyone else when you're clearly WRONG.
  • entitled or not- everyone has one.
  • Nobody is entitled to their opinion if it's stupid.
  • absolutly not! for some people it is just best if they do not express any opinion or even talk at all. when some people express their opinion it will cause problems for someone else, and drop the IQ of everyone there by at least 2 points.
  • Yes, but not everyone should be entitled to give their opinion.
  • i think that yes
  • Yes, everyone is entitled, but not everyone thinks before they speak.
  • Yes. But it neededn't always be expressed aloud.
  • everyone deserves their own opinion but they should learn to know when to voice it and when not too. and they should not push their own opinions on other people i think thats my biggest pet peev
  • Everyone can and should have their own opinions. It's when they try to force it on other people that things go crazy.
  • yes, but in practice if you don´t have the media to give your opinion the effect is negative.
  • everyone is entitled to my opinion! haha, ok, i'm kidding. yes, everyone should be entitled to their opinion. their opinion can not change anything or harm anyone unless they or someone else acts on it. opinions in and of themselves are harmless little things. its the actions that you want to watch out for. and, as long as the action causes no harm, everyone should be entitled to those as well.
  • Yes. Definitely.
  • Yes but someone can still be sincerely wrong
  • Only when they have thought the question through thoroughly. Otherwise, no, you are not entitled to mouth what you heard on the radio, or what your Uncle Otto told you.
  • Everryone is and should express them no matter how horrible they may sound, at least lets people know who's who and the right to disagree or agree with whoever they want.
  • Yes,We all have a right to think and feel what we want. Right or wrong it is our opinion...
  • sure why not lol
  • I beleive everyone is entitled to their own opinion, it is just that sometimes I do not want to hear it LOL.
  • Yes.... but with that right comes responsibility...the responsibility to be diplomatic..and to accept that your opinion does not have to match others, and theirs does not have to match yours. It is subjective and comes from one's own perception of the facts and one's own frame of reference.
  • Actually, no. The latest scientific research indicates that not everyone is entitled to their opinion. Here's a news article about it: http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/study_38_percent_of_people
  • sure you're entitled to your wrong opinion
  • yes. opinion's can help someone decided something or change thier opinion and do something great. besides why wouldn't you want to hear what other people think that's why your on this site right.
  • Yes it is one a the few things everyone is entititled to have :)
  • Yes - everyone is entitled to their opinion - even if they are wrong.
  • everyone has there own mind and feelins so of course everyones opinion is different.i think in some situations you will have to use your discretion wheather to voice your opinion in case it really hurts someone.
  • Yes, everyone should be able to voice their opinion. However, the manner in which it is said is critical to the way it is received. It should be said to stimulate thought and not to attack. When it becomes an attack then it becomes destructive and it damages the whole idea of "being able to voice your own opinion.http://www.audreymarlene-lifecoach.com/
  • Yes. We all have an opinion. Yet, I am amazed by how many people say this is true but then cannot accept another person's right to have a thought that differs from their own. My own brother can't allow me to have a belief in the value of GWBush. (I personally think the man is a menace and dangerous). We haven't spoken with love in 6 years because of his inability to allow me to have an opinion that isn't his. He thinks the man walks on water, which I don't agree with, but I also am fine with his thinking it. How is it possible that people can actually think they are open minded and yet be so unaccepting of other opinions?
  • Of course.
  • Everyone IS entitled to their opinion. They should also be prepared for others to express THEIR opinion is they dislike what is said.
  • Yes!!!!!!! FOR SURE! Having one's own opinion is what makes us who we are - it makes us unique individuals!
  • They are entitled to it, but that doesn't mean they are right. Some say opinions can't be right or wrong because they are just that, opinions. I disagree. For example, if a person says it's OK to molest a child, then this opinion isn't correct. This is an extreme example. But it isn't any less valid than someone saying it's OK for a person to steal a piece of nickel candy from the store because the proprietors expect this, and mark off the theft on their taxes every year. It's skewed thinking, and it IS a flawed opinion.
  • Yeah, but whether it's a good opinion or not is a whole nother story!
  • Yep and everyone else is entitled to disagree with it if they so choose.
  • Unless it's a stupid opinion or they disagree with me. <kidding>
  • yeah, everyone has a right to an opinion, but whether its a suitable time to voice it is a different matter

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