Over a year ago, I was subscribed to the TaiwanFocus Group on yahoo, but the Moderator there (apparently) didn’t like a number of my postings, so he cancelled my subscription. Hence, I have not participated in the discussions in that online group for about a year.
However, I have recently learned that there are continuing comments in that online group regarding my research on “The Taiwan Question.” In particular, many persons there feel that I should not be offering my opinions on this topic, since I am not a lawyer. Moreover, I did not major in law at the university.
These “objections” are, however, somewhat problematic at this stage here in July 2007. Recently, I was invited to record a series of broadcasts regarding “The Taiwan Question.” The content of those broadcasts is based on my nearly ten years of research into all relevant details. In this regard, I primarily deal with US constitutional law issues and international law issues, including international treaty law, and occasionally with ROC law.
In fact, over the last two weeks, we have recorded some segments and started on the editing. It is all proceeding very smoothly. However, I am wondering if perhaps I should scrap this entire project??
Am I out of my depth in discussing US constitutional law issues and international law issues, (including international treaty law), and ROC law?? My educational background is a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Also, (granted), I am a currently a “foreigner” living in Taiwan. Do I have freedom of speech to record and broadcast my views on “The Taiwan Question” ?? I would be interested in the comments of the forumosa.com community.