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Should free speech be the same for everyone?

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Started: 4/2/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Can "free speech" be malleable and restricted to certain groups of people?
Or should "free speech" be used to say whatever you want, regardless of what other people and/or the government thinks?


Very interesting topic. I have to say that no, free speech cannot be allowed to run totally freely. Humanity by nature is argumentative; -which is a good thing; -so long as there is no passion involved. This in itself being a problematic human trait even when it comes to pure facts.
Free speech is fine when the majority is in agreement, only trouble is, free speech in a minority just causes trouble.
However, when used correctly free speech is the best way way to fix a social problem, other than say, violence. Then it works.

Free speech is a good thing but it just can't be given to anybody and everybody as a total freedom. It is totally a circumstantial dictum. We could argue for it now, but why? There is no need, or use for it. It seems it is better to keep it packed away until it is needed again. Why make muddy waters when the grass is green?
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