5 thoughts on ““Hate Speech””

  1. It’s funny that the people who use the most hateful speech and regularly burn the American flag all of a sudden have the how dare yous.

    1. It has to be so. That’s how they succeed. These are tactics children learn when young and expertly apply. The problem is the adults that have abdicated their responsibility to manage the children (of any age.)

      Democracy does not work, which is why our founders gave us a republic expecting adults to maintain it. They didn’t.

      Adults would also know the difference between being ‘right’ and being ‘responsible.’ In our present environment, not supporting Trump is not being responsible no matter how right you could argue it to be.

      Would I like a different president? Absolutely. He/She doesn’t exist.

      It doesn’t matter how right if the ball keeps moving in the wrong direction. Trump, with almost no help and opposition we’ve never before seen is still moving the ball in the right direction. Get over yourself and get in the fight or be responsible for the end of America. The fight will not be over after Trump.

      If you must be right, fight for rule of law.

  2. This article is full of the usual weasley legalistic crap accumulated over the past 228 years. The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
    “No law” means “no law.” It doesn’t mean “some law.” The very first intrusion of government into the making of any law “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press”, no matter what the excuse or “justification”, is the end of the First Amendment.

    1. Maybe you didn’t read the same op-ed that I did, or aren’t familiar with Popehat aka Ken White’s blog, but Mr. White has been one of the most vociferous opponents of the “hate speech” fascists (strong words, but that’s what they are) over the last several years. I don’t know what you found objectionable about the op-ed; I thought it did a good, measured job of taking down the prominent “hate speech isn’t free speech” tropes.

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