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Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri May 18, 2018 11:36 am

Thought maybe we could get a thread on this as it is popping up more and more in the news and is clearly becoming a driver of both our culture and politics.

I just listened to a great interview with Nadine Strossen, the former head of the ACLU from 1991 to 2008. I'm pretty much in full agreement with the views that she talks about here. She just released a new book, Hate: Why we should resists it with free speech, not censorship...it might be worth checking out.

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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby Stuart » Fri May 18, 2018 11:40 am

anything from the ACLU is hate speech IMO
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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri May 18, 2018 11:42 am

Stuart wrote:anything from the ACLU is hate speech IMO



that's a silly thing to say
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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby NYBF » Fri May 18, 2018 12:09 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:
Stuart wrote:anything from the ACLU is hate speech IMO



that's a silly thing to say


Zarni, I'd like you to meet Stu
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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby Stuart » Fri May 18, 2018 12:31 pm

pretty simple really, their in bed with soros
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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby bucfanclw » Fri May 18, 2018 12:45 pm

Hate speech legislation is dumb. If "hate speech" hits the level that it becomes assault, then local law enforcement should take action. I really don't know why that is a hard concept for some people to grasp.
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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby bucfanclw » Fri May 18, 2018 12:47 pm

Stuart wrote:pretty simple really, their in bed with soros

Is English your second language?
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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby Stuart » Fri May 18, 2018 1:08 pm

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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby DreadNaught » Fri May 18, 2018 1:11 pm

bucfanclw wrote:Hate speech legislation is dumb. If "hate speech" hits the level that it becomes assault, then local law enforcement should take action. I really don't know why that is a hard concept for some people to grasp.

This

Free Speech is a bedrock principle of freedom/free society/free thinking. It's not a partisan issue.

Only Authoritarians promote "hate speech" legislation that would infringe upon and/or restrict free speech.
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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby Ken Carson » Fri May 18, 2018 3:13 pm

bucfanclw wrote:Hate speech legislation is dumb. If "hate speech" hits the level that it becomes assault, then local law enforcement should take action. I really don't know why that is a hard concept for some people to grasp.


Exactly.
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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby The Outsider » Fri May 18, 2018 7:30 pm

bucfanclw wrote:Hate speech legislation is dumb. If "hate speech" hits the level that it becomes assault, then local law enforcement should take action. I really don't know why that is a hard concept for some people to grasp.



Pretty much this.
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Re: Free Speech / Hate Speech

Postby The Outsider » Fri May 18, 2018 7:31 pm

Stuart wrote:pretty simple really, their in bed with soros


Say what you want but those Sorosbux paid for my house.
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