How about if your government decides that expressing anti-government sentiment is illegal at some time in the near future? How's everyone on this list going to rate?
Just about anything that you say could be illegal tomorrow; I think you're probably better off saying what you believe, in the hope that you might influence public opinion enough that policy comes to reflect your views. Marijuana use might be a good example of this.
Making sure that it can't be proven that you sent the e-mail might also be a good idea.
Emlyn (or is it?)
> From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Reply To: email@example.com
> Sent: Tuesday, 29 June 1999 14:47
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: WANTED: BVH Motion Capture Files
> my inner geek wrote:
> > For some reason, I feel more tuned into gestures when I smoke
> > marijuana. I'd very much like to participate in a controlled study
> > where I get into the mnemonic aspects of gesture state changes,
> > timing, and there unconscious cueing effects.
> You know, regardless of the *current* state of Internet search
> technology used by the government, your employer, and your health
> insurance company, everything you post on the Internet *is* forever. I
> really don't expect it to be all *that* long before somebody can run
> automated searches like "Has my inner geek ever done anything illegal?"
> email@example.com Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Running on BeOS Typing in Dvorak Programming with
> Voting for Libertarians Heading for Singularity There Is A Better Way