Should Hate Speech be separated from the 1st Amendment?

Posted by: tajshar2k

  • Yes

  • No

13% 4 votes
87% 26 votes
  • Sorry I messed up the pictures

  • Free speech is free speech. Hate speech is speech, so it is free. Simple.

  • It's free speech.

  • regulating speech of any kind is wrong

  • "Hate speech" is a misleading term. In law, it has no applicability. It confuses incitement to imminently likely criminal harm, true threats, and fighting words, perhaps among many more. As generally defined, simply talking disparagingly about people on suspect bases, such as religion, race, etc., is and should continue to be protected free speech under the First Amendment's guarantee of the freedom of speech. There are other remedies available to those disgusted by hate speech other than governmental force.

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tajshar2k says2015-07-20T08:54:59.6536041-05:00
Sorry I messed up the pictures
MakeSensePeopleDont says2015-07-20T15:04:42.4949645-05:00
It really just depends on the severity of the hate speech. "I hate America and hope it crumbles" is hate speech but should remain protected. Conversely, desecration of the American Flag, hanging and burning dolls made to resemble in any way shape or form an individual or group of people should not be covered. See thing is, the Supreme Court fails to understand that inherent within the first Amendment is an implied "minimizing"; or we the founding fathers are minimizing the Government's ability to hinder free speech. This is so Supreme Court Justices don't say and rule on $tupidity and thoughtless response like this one: Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Wrote in the decision that "if there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea offensive or disagreeable." Let's utilize this statement from that case in modern times: I go out and start dealing drugs, eventually I get arrested. My defense is that I am exercising my right to free expression which encompasses free speech. I am exercising these rights to protest my disagreement with government making possession and consumption illegal. Going by precedent as created by the Federal Supreme Court, there are NO limits to free expression and speech. Eat that D.C.
Pro-lifeConservative says2015-07-21T16:04:39.4889600-05:00
Allowing any sort of exceptions would allow other exceptions to occur. Eventually, America would become a communistic society like Russia and China were/are/in some ways.
triangle.128k says2015-07-21T16:35:12.9685072-05:00
@Pro-lifeConservative Are you dumb? Russia and China aren't communist.
JayDubS says2016-01-31T02:34:22.4590268Z
Exceptions occur all of the time. The Supreme Court has the right of "selective incorporation" which undermines the founders intent for the bill of rights. I believe that we all live under an umbrella of the constitution and bill of rights with all of her amendments. The fact that 9 individuals, not elected by the citizens of the United States and have no term limits and are not bound with the threat of public opinion, can deem what is lawful and what is not, is simply preposterous. If you were to study the founding fathers, particularly Adams, Jefferson, Franklin and Madison, (just to name a few) who authored the Bill of Rights, you would see that the first 10 amendments were meant to be absolute and bound to the states. Freedom of Speech is meant to be just that. To allow the ability to speak grievances publicly against any level of government. The fact that people get their feelings hurt if something harsh is said is simply a cultural failure on our part and should be dealt with by non government authority figures. There should be NO laws enacted by ANY level of government that restricts any speech.
MistressMacchika says2017-04-11T21:23:09.2855894Z
Free speech is a very important part of a person's rights. Every revolution began with someone speaking out, which could be deemed "hate speech" by someone else. There really is no solid line for what counts as "hate speech".

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