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  • Yes it should be protected

    The 1st amendment protects freedom of speech, which also includes hate speech. I feel as though it should still be consider legal because you're just stating your opinion, even though it may offend someone else. If it is the way you feel you should be able to state it without a law stopping you. If this law was created to end hate speech no one would be able to voice their opinion of each other. Feelings are feelings and no one should have the right to tell you how to feel about something you believe in.

  • The 1st Amendment should protect hate speech.

    Everybody has the freedom of speech, according to the 1st Amendment, so everybody has the freedom of saying what they want or how they feel. Hate speech is not right though. It encourages bullying and it makes people feel bad about themselves. Hate speech would be fine, if worded differently. The message would still get across, but it would less likely to hurt someone's feelings. Everybody has the right to say as they feel. If no one was able to say as they feel, nobody would be able to stand up for what they believe in. The 1st Amendment protects the right to say as you wish.

  • Hate speech is our problem, we'll deal with it.

    The first amendment very specifically says that Americans will not have their freedom of speech restricted. That's a very good thing - we can say what we want and what we believe in, and we can't get in trouble for it. If people were restricted through their opinions, we would never be allowed to say anything unless EVERYONE agrees with it. That's not going to happen. You can't get millions of Americans to believe in one solid thing. Our religions, traditions, cultures, and way of life are all part of freedom of speech. If we had our freedom restrained, we might as well say that people have no freedom at all. If we did say that hate speech is against the constitution, what would we consider hate speech? Could we get arrested for telling our best friend that they need to brush their teeth? There's no way to put a window on this kind of thing. Everyone would have to have a voice in what is and is not hate speech, and because there are so many people with so many opinions, pretty much everything can be considered offensive or rude. One thing cannot be always considered offensive. The diversity of today's America is not the same that is was back in 1776, and the amount of hate speech has been amazingly increased due to growing social media patterns. You can't just turn off facebook and instagram - that's where people express themselves, and that's where people are saying the wrong things.

  • The 1st amendment should protect hate speech

    The first amendment should protect hate speech for various reasons. Hate speech is giving your opinion rather it is morally good or bad. You may not agree with something someone has said, but they should have the right to express their feelings in that way. If they do not have the right to express their feelings using speech what is the point of the first amendment?

  • It's your opinion

    Hate speech should be protected in all ways possible. The 1st amendment protects freedom of speech, which includes hateful talk. Although it's considered rude and can affect others negatively, technically it's still legal because you're just stating your opinion. No laws can stop somebody from thinking the way they think, that's just the way they are. If a law was created to end all hate speech, our society would hardly be able to share opinions or feelings toward each other. For example, if somebody were homophobic, there's no way a law can change the way they think about gays. It's their opinion and you can't change that no matter what you do. Not everybody is going to have the same positive opinions about everything, including races and sexuality.

  • The 1st amendment should protect hate speech.

    I believe that the 1st amendment should protect hate speech because you should be able to say what you want, even if it's hate. It would be violating the right; freedom of speech if one was not able to say what they want freely. Hate speech is speech whether it's morally right or wrong. Speech is saying what you think or what you feel and hate speech falls into this category. Therefore, the 1st amendment should protect hate speech.

  • You should be able to say what you want, good or bad.

    Hate speech should be protected by the 1st amendment. You're thoughts are you're thoughts and if you're against something then you have the right to say how you feel. Where do you draw the line if its a hate comment or not? The government would be overwhelmed by all the hate comments if they were against the Constitution. Yes, hate comments aren't the right way to go, and there is many other ways to deal with a situation, but people will do what they want whether it's against the law or not. Without hate comments people wouldn't be able to speak out and say what they feel. Therefore, hate comments should be protected by the 1st amendment.

  • Yes, hate speech should be protected by the 1st amendment.

    I think that yes the first amendment should protect hate speech. Hate speech may be wrong, immoral, or mean, but you have a right to say what you want. It's just like commenting on something you don't like, the first amendment still allows you to say those thing. So why shouldn't it allow you to say hateful things against something you hate.

  • Don't use hate speech

    The first amendment should not protect hate speech, because hate can seriously affect somebody. Hate is a form of bullying and should not be legal at all. Hate is pointless and only makes situations worse. Bullying is not legal, so why should some forms be more legal than others. Hate is a horrible thing, and should not be covered by the first amendment. The first amendment was created so that the people could share their opinions, not bully others.

  • No it should not protect hate speech.

    People should not be able to say whatever they want because some things are very hurtful. It can cause people to kill themselves or get depressed. You should be able to say a lot of things such as your opinion, but only in a nice way. Hate speeches hurt people. Hate speeches are bullying, and bullying is not acceptable.

  • No, "Free Speech" is a concept of the Bourgeois

    The western concept of "Free Speech" is a concept created by the bourgeoisies to divided the people freely so there can be an everlasting struggle between the common man while they exploit us all. Free speech does nothing but promote hate, violence, and greed in society and its proven, look at the United States, its filled with racial tension and hate. Then look at the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia where there were some barring of speech and there was no racial tension up until western powers caused it to collapse.

  • It should not protect hate speech.

    If you poke your stick at an angry lion, it WILL bite your head off if it gets near you. People need to learn their lessons. What many are doing today is that they are abusing people from different faiths, humiliating them, and spreading lies about them, and then defend their case by the first Amendment.

    And then people ask questions why some religious extremists killed some folks over a dumb movie? Learn your lessons humanity, because you never do learn from the past. You are responsible for feeding the fire instead of extinguishing it. Act like a civilized human being for once.

    If you have no compassion for your fellow brother or sister, you are not a human, you are a homo-sapien as far as it gets.

  • No, hate speech should not be protected under the Constitution.

    The main argument that is being used in favor of its protection is that it is a violation of the Constitution. This is an interesting argument because nobody seems to care all that much that plenty of other laws violate the Constitution as well. The Patriot Act, for example, violates SIX Amendments. Another example is the term 'Shouting Fire', which applies to shouting 'Fire!' in a crowded theater when there is no fire. This translates to badmouthing public figures "maliciously" and "dishonestly". Hate speech should not at all be protected-there is no good that it does and no reason that it should be defended.

  • Should not be protected

    There is nothing unlimited in the American constitution. Hate speech might lead to incitement. Hate speech includes your feelings and opinions, not others. You should keep them inside your soul and should not force others to follow your feelings. Hate speech should not be protected by the first amendment. .

  • Should not be protected

    The hate groups of America should not be protected by the 1st amendment. In the past, hate groups have killed thousands of people through lynching, homicide and even making people kill themselves. All of these are crimes and are all caused by hate speech. Therefore, hate groups should NOT be protected by the 1st amendment.

  • No, The 1st amendment should not protect hate speech.

    I do not think that the 1st amendment should not protect hate groups because hate groups are the ones that are destroying society. They hate on people's race, religion, and gender choices. That is that persons decision to choose. It should not be chosen by a group of people that think everything should be one way.

  • No, The 1st amendment should not protect hate speech.

    I do not think that the 1st amendment should not protect hate groups because hate groups are the ones that are destroying society. They hate on people's race, religion, and gender choices. That is that persons decision to choose. It should not be chosen by a group of people that think everything should be one way.

  • Simply it should not

    I believe the first amendment gives that permission and protection. We may agree with the words or not but we all have a right to saw it. Also as shown in our politically correct world, correctness is in the eye of the beholder...Ex. A black person can say ni... Without a problem but a white cannot...Go figure...

  • It doesn't give good reasons.

    Many people who are hateful of a certain subjects for no apparent reason to hate the subject thus adding nothing to the world but unhappy words. While when someone wants to add a reasonable opinion to the subject this is usually represented in a calm manner this helps the subject progress. So in my opinion hate speeches should not be protected by the first Amendment.

  • No it should not protect hate speech

    It shouldn't protect hate speech because people use it to make fun of people especially teenagers which cause them to harm themselves or possibly kill themselves. By having the right to say anything people could say one wrong thing and cause a person to immediately blow up and that isn't what I want to see our world as. Overall if people don't agree with this I think they should most definitely watch what they are saying.


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Skynet says2013-07-17T02:22:14.227
Would it protect people who make speeches about how they hate people who practice hate speech?