Was Germany's hate speech laws justified?

Posted by: UtherPenguin

Mein Kampf was re-published in Germany since some time ago. Were previous anti-hate speech laws justified?

  • Yes

  • No

9% 1 votes
91% 10 votes
  • It's saddening to see how the USA remains one of the only countries with true free speech. Other countries in places like Europe seem to add an exception of "hate speech" to crack down on true free speech.

  • Hate speech laws are never justified. 0. That is the number of shits I give about someone being offended. People have a right to speak their mind, regardless of whether the majority of people agree with them or not.

  • the swastika and SS bolts r beautiful cultural symbols, fie on them for trying to erase greatness!

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Vox_Veritas says2016-02-27T21:34:53.8687112Z
Nazism in Germany was rightfully cracked down on, but it seems like after 50, 60, or 70 years they should've ended this crackdown and let people believe what they want.
Vox_Veritas says2016-02-27T21:36:36.5661444Z
That is, in 1946 or 1960 such a ban was a totally appropriate response to the very fresh memories of Nazism, but in 2016 such a ban should not still be in place.
triangle.128k says2016-02-28T21:07:18.7702293Z
Right after Nazi Germany dissolved, I agree it was justified. However, modern day Europe goes too far with hate speech laws. The US is one of the only countries with true free speech.

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