Page 17 of 17 FirstFirst ... 7151617
Results 161 to 164 of 164

Thread: Hate Speech and the First Amendment

  1. #161
    Educator
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    739

    Re: Hate Speech and the First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by ForeignRightist View Post
    Does the First Amendment protect the rights of those saying things others deem hateful, if so, why, if not, why not?
    Sure. Although, when one starts advocating violence, it becomes problematic.

    Richard Spencer says things like: "‘Does human civilization actually need the Black race?’ ‘Is Black genocide right?’ and, if it is, ‘What would be the best and easiest way to dispose of them?". This is despicable but protected in the form of an essay. But what happens if he says similar things in front of a mob carrying torches? That's when things get iffy.

  2. #162
    Guru

    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:54 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    4,007

    Re: Hate Speech and the First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by NO1 View Post
    Why is that tyranny? Why we should allow people to spread their hatred in public and call for death of other people?
    My assumption is that if someone calls for the death of someone else, that is still protected speech. The US take on this sort of thing is pretty absolute compared with other countries which we consider to be free, where the government can penalize some speech and other public expressions.

  3. #163
    User Cable_Extreme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Standing Behind You
    Last Seen
    03-01-18 @ 12:36 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    111

    Re: Hate Speech and the First Amendment

    This is why I think the Freedom Census is completely wrong, many of the countries listed above America have hate speech laws which are the enemy of freedom. The problem is that while now it may be considered hate speech to spout racism etc... But the definition of what hate speech actually is can change leading to a downturn of what people will be allowed to say. This protects the media as well, imagine if the left pushes to have hate speech laws and someone else like Donald Trump gets elected. Anything hateful they say about the president would be punishable by law. It would be sort of ironic.
    Last edited by Cable_Extreme; 01-05-18 at 12:40 PM.

  4. #164
    User Hannah Griffitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Kansas
    Last Seen
    02-06-18 @ 04:03 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    3

    Re: Hate Speech and the First Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by NO1 View Post
    I agree, but I dont think Nazis should be allowed to protest and spread their haterd in public, just like I will oppose any protest which support any terror group say ISIS for example.
    The First Amendment doesn't say anything about agreeing with what anyone says or that you have to like it, only that you have the right to say it. It's one of the primary reasons colonialists broke away from England, to be able to speak out when they believed the government was enforcing unfair practices without being put in jail for it.

Page 17 of 17 FirstFirst ... 7151617

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •