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    Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    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?

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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    Freedom of speech is Freedom of Speech. You will never get me to create an exception.

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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    No. Duh.
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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    No, just discouraged.


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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?
    Whats a public school doing punishing a student for activity not on school time or property? Thats horsecrap if they attempt that. Frickin NAZIs are showing up everywhere. NAZIs are thugs, and there only one good kind of thug. By the way my answer is no.
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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?
    Hell no. The government has no place in thought control.
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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    In a country that allows "private" wanted dead or alive posters (with bounties), permits thugs with billy clubs to "observe" polling places it is unlikely, although we now have charges of "hate" crimes so it is possible. How would one "prove" that the use of a word is hateful if the same word is accepted as a term of endearment when used by another? Listen to some (c)rap music and decide if that should warrant jail time as well.
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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    I am beginning to see a trend here in the voting.
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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.
    We have a strong politically correct brigade in England..you can go to prison for racial abuse..yet as a white person If am subjected to abuse from black people...I am ignored..As most of our prisons over here are filled with immigrants..I curb my tongue...but hey..they can't stop me thinking it..

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    Re: Criminalize racist and bigoted words?

    No.

    Punching people in the face for using them should be legalized.

    Seriously though, they used to be co sidered "fighting words" for which you could get your butt kicked with no consequence to the kicker.

    Force monopolies create a lot of this kind of thing. Where non physical rudeness and abuse are protected by law. Fairly new in our development as a species. We had a president die in a duel, right?
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