every time i read that phrase, especially in a blog, i think:
there's no need to say that. it's an empty and unnecessary phrase.
when you're writing, no police officer is looking over your shoulder, ready to step in and throw you in prison because of what you wrote.
in my blog, i don't use it. and if you try to stop me ...
i'll step up and fight you, because i'm one bad mofo who believes in his freedom of speech.