Freedom of Speech Does Not Give the Right to be hateful towards others
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Hate Speech being "speech that offends, threatens, or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other traits." (Dictionary.com) This speech is not and SHOULD NOT be allowed. These are covered up by "Political Correctness" giving people respect and not offending someone. While some people say "political correctness is ruining this society", is it really? It, in method, stops the use of hate speech which is not protected in the Constitution and is basically illegal.
In conclusion to the opening arguments, the use of hateful/rude comments are not protected by the first amendment in the United States Constitution. I look forward to hearing your response and will respond to it in a quick and timely matter. Good luck and again I look forward to your response.
Insult / Offend: although people of course don't like being offended or insulted there should never be a law to censor any form of speech regardless of how offensive it may be, if people's feelings are hurt so be it their feelings are not protected by the constitution.
Threat: threatening speech is legally defined to only be a threat if the user has both the capacity and intent. For example if I simply said "I'm going to kick you in the face!" it is not a threat but if I say it while staying above you with my leg raised it is legally a threat.
The fact of the matter is as the sjw culture begins to spread it is only the speech that begins to offended people and makes people feel uncomfortable that is being dubbed "hate speech" and is being relentlessly attack on social media and college campuses across the country. It is because of this outrage culture that I encourage people to be as outrageous as possible.
Next you claimed what legally defines a threat BUT, you stated the definition of a generalized crime. The term threat covers a large group of things including harassment which puts saying "I'm going to kick you in the face!" illegal. It isn't a felony but it is still a crime.
Although this is not a strong argument to end on, this does in fact disprove both of those statements previously made by yourself.
A defamatory statement is a false statement of fact that exposes a person to hatred, ridicule, or contempt, causes him to be shunned, or injures him in his business or trade. Statements that are merely offensive are not defamatory (e.g., a statement that Bill smells badly would not be sufficient (and would likely be an opinion anyway). Courts generally examine the full context of a statement's publication when making this determination. Defamation is not a crime, but it is a "tort" (a civil wrong, rather than a criminal wrong). A person who has been defamed can sue the person who did the defaming. Thusly defamation is not illegal.
Regarding a threat:
The civil harassment laws say "harassment" is: Unlawful violence, like assault or battery or stalking, OR. A credible threat of violence, AND. The violence or threats seriously scare, annoy, or harass someone and there is no valid reason for it.
Now I agree that someone saying the will kick you in the face may "scar, annoy or harass" you it does not mean the threat is "credible" unless the person has once again both the intent and capacity to do so.
All forms of speech are protected by the constitution regardless of how offensive it may be unless that speech creates a clear and present danger to anyone or group of people.
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