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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    On another thread it has been brought up that some schools are taking punitive actions students they discover use the "N" word on the Internet. If young people should be punished for using racist or bigoted words, obviously adults should.

    Should racist and bigoted words and expressions be outlawed?
    I voted no of course and you description of the other thread isnt even close lol
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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    Got no time for the thought police. I mean really we all have our own bigotry's, why police someone else's. Last time I looked freedom of speech was granted by the Constitution. Anyone who would vote yes needs to take the log out.
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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    No. That would be a slippery slope to end all slippery slopes, no matter how retarded the language in question may be.

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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    Am I the only that thinks people need to grow the hell up, and that society would be a million times better off if;

    1. A white guy could call a black guy a nigger
    2. A black guy could call a white guy a honky or cracker
    3. They could both call a hispanic a wetback
    4. The hispanic could call them nigger and cracker, respectively
    5. At some point, a chinc, jap, dego, and a wop enter into this, but I lost track.

    And then NOBODY gets offended? they just banter back and forth with each other, and all take it in stride. I guess in my mind, I see it like this;

    White guy walking down the street, sees a black guy with his pants below his ankles, and says to him;
    "Hey nigger, pull your pants up! you are at least 10 miles from the closest gay bar!"
    At which point, the black guy turns around and says;
    "You would know where it is, Cracker, you probably run the place!"
    And then a latino walks up and says;
    "No he doesn't, but this faggot-ty ass wetback does!"


    And a laugh is had by all. Seriously, why do people have to get so offended over something so small? When did we become a bunch of whiny brats?

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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    Freedom of speech has no boundaries. Got to live with it unlike here you end up behind bars even if racist remarks are made on social networks.

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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    Joined here and wanted to vote NO... was preparing to debate as to why "NO" is the correct answer... look at the poll and the comments, decided it was already taken care .

    Cheers.

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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    You don't have a clue whether they accepted a pledge or not....

    I do recall the article from the other thread that brought this issue into light mentioned that PARENTS were CALLING to SEE IF they COULD FIND A WAY to PUNISH these TEENS for WHAT THEY SAID by CHECKING to see if there was some form of CONTRACT.

    Adults were trying to get these kids in trouble with the school for stuff they did outside of school WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE of whether there was an agreement with the school or not.

    THAT is pathetic.
    Ah, see that opinion is more reasonable than the "this is a violation of freedom of speech" crap you were onto before. I certainly agree that how the adults did it was pathetic.
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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Freedom of speech is Freedom of Speech. You will never get me to create an exception.
    Do you care to test that allegiance to principle in public?

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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    Do you care to test that allegiance to principle in public?
    LOL! Nobody said "free speech" doesn't have consequences.
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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    LOL! Nobody said "free speech" doesn't have consequences.
    ah - but if this "freedom of speech" as you refer to it, is some sort of Holy untouchable human right, then why would there be restrictions or limitations to how it is applied?

    Are all human rights restrictive in nature?

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