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Is it ever right for a government to restrict freedom of speech?

  • It is justified

    Freedom of speech is often considered to be one of the most basic tenets of democracy. As a fundamental right it is enshrined in documents such as the Bill of Rights in the United States, the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, and the European Convention on Human Rights: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
    United Nations General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948:[2]
    Article 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
    "The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic."[1] Shouting fire in a crowded cinema when there is no fire, and you know it, is wrong because doing so creates a clear and present danger of harm to others.
    Likewise, in the US (and many other countries) there is no protection for ‘false commercial speech’ (i.E. Misrepresentation) and the contents of adverts can be regulated in order to ensure that they are truthful and do not deceive consumers.[2] On that basis, restrictions can be placed on how tobacco products may be advertised, and people may be prevented from promoting illegal and fraudulent tax advice.
    <[1] U.S. Supreme Court, Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47, 1919,
    [2] U.S. Supreme Court, Lorillard Tobacco Co v Reilly, AG of Massachusetts, 533 U.S. 525, 200>
    We need to protect minors (those under the age of majority) from exposure to obscene, offensive or potentially damaging materials. While this would be a restriction on the freedom of speech it should be something that the government is responsible for and we would all agree needs some kind of restriction or regulation.

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  • Yes it is very reasonable

    Yes they should. Most people say very bad stuff now a days and whenever they get in trouble for it they is me the fact that they have freedom of speech for their cover up. If we don't put a stop to this then our society is only gonna get worse and people are only gonna start saying bad stuff and using this freedom to their advantage. I believe that they should restrict some freedom of speech but not all of it

  • Wait it gets worse!

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  • Jordan is Worse!

    Hi I am Kevin and I don't appreciate calling me fat, oh and by the way Jordan weighs double my size. Everyday he goes to McDonalds to get a Big Mac, 5 of them and he picks his nose at least 3 times a day. You're probably wondering what he does with the boogers, he eats them! He even counts watching TV and eating Big Macs as exercise, so please help Jordan, he needs it!

  • Nah i don't think so bud

    Nah man that bogus. Okay so what if the air we breathe is really a drug. That makes us see a dazed version of of the world but when people take "real drugs" and trip they see the real wold and that why drugs are illegal. The government is whack.

  • Constitution says we have freedom of speech!

    People should be able to say what the want it is there choice,everyone has the right to say what they want. One of the only things we are completly free on. It is a right that we have in the Constitution! It wouldn't be fair fro them to take that away!

  • Hell fucking no

    I would sincerely hate for my life to mean so little i would look to restricting words i didn't like to the point where they're illegal. Bullying is one thing, but freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, and i think if you want to make saying certain words illegal, you are weak. Very weak. Grow the fuck up and deal with it no one gives a shit that jimmy called you gay on twitter.

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  • Not Government's Business

    The fact of the matter is, it is not the JOB of the Federal Government to tell us what to say. The first amendment protects us in that regard. Who cares if they use freedom of speech as their cover up, in this country we can say what we want! It is the responsibility of the parent to raise their children the way they feel is appropriate. If the government can tell us what to SAY, what else can they do? The government's job is to maintain order. Nothing more, nothing less. Not to regulate society, not to raise our children, and certainly not to censor us! No words are inherently bad. You may not make other people stop speaking their mind because of your personal values or religious beliefs. Your freedom to throw a punch ends where my nose begins.

  • They should never

    His would be against the constitution. If anybody ever did this I would have to move. I should be able to talk whenever I want. The government would have no right to . If they ever even try well I'm out of here so bye people of the universe .

  • Never because we have a right

    Look we need to say what we want to say. Yes some of the things people say shouldn't come out they mouths but say it anyway. If it was me I could be saying things to people. Some people need to think before they talk. Im doing a project in school on "should the government make restrictions on freedom of speech" I think if the government takes the freedom of speech away everyones still gonna say what they want.

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