"The First Amendment of the United States Constitution exists specifically to protect controversial speech (including hate speech & racist jokes) because non-controversial speech needs no protection."
In a way yes, it was meant so that we could combat a tyrannical government from taking away those rights.
Then why did Trumplicans get all flustered when Michelle Wolf did her thing at the White House dinner?
Agreed. Unfortunately today all speech is apparently controversial to someone.
Only from the government.
Correct answer. It doesn't protect you from the repercussions of your actions. Example call a woman a cunt and you'll find a purse upside your head and a high heal in your crouch.
I agree BUT (Isnt there always a but) there is no such thing as hate speech. It is a made up term. AFAIK the only speech that is prohibited is speech directing people to commit violence.
Never associate with XXXXXs=ok
I hate all XXXXXs=ok
God hates all XXXXXs=ok
I wish a plague would kill all XXXXXSs=OK
Go out and murder all XXXXXs...slaughter their children...rid the earth of them forever...wipe them out=NOT OK
I do not believe it protects hate speech or any rhetoric intended to incite violence.
The FF weren’t aware of the danger of instant social media - they assumed that by the time someone was done ranting on paper they would have calmed down and thought better of sending their missive.
Well it deffently covers hate speech, and it surely doesnt cover calls to action.
But SCOTUS stated years ago that one cannot tell FIRE in a crowded theatre, so obviously lines ARE able to be drawn at some point about what acceptable or unacceptable speech.
No not necessarily the phrase free speech is a simple phrase that encompasses a lot more. a call to action is not speech.
It is completely legal to yell fire in a crowded theater if they're literally is a fire.
A call to action is something said that warrants an action.
Well, I don’t know about you but if I hear FIRE I’m moved to action - immediately.
Right- Thats the point.
You are being circuitous.
How will restricting speech help anyone.
Yes, the first amendment provides protection from government censorship, but not from all consequences. For example, I have the right to use profane and racist language, and my employer has the right to fire me if my offensive language harms their businesses.
And I dont even think they have to prove that it could/would/or has affected their business.
It allows it, however, businesses will handle “ free” speech as they feel financially prudent.
Same here. And thanks for the share!
I heard this statement somewhere before and I remember thinking it was a very good point. I couldn't agree with it more.
Question for iPad users: "The First Amendment of the United States Constitution exists specifically to protect controversial speech (including hate speech & racist jokes) because non-controversial speech needs no protection."
Answer 1- I agree
Answer 2- I disagree