Posted 10 years ago on April 30, 2013, 9:15 p.m. EST by Narley
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I’ve seen a lot of what I consider hate speech here, all of it directed toward conservatives (Tea Party, Republicans, etc..) I also visit a conservative site which does the same thing, but directing the hate talk toward liberals. Also if you read very many comments on MSM stories there is a lot of hate speech, much of it racist and demeaning to some ethnic or social group.
So, this prompts me to ask if hate speech should be allowed. The UK and Canada have hate speech laws. To my knowledge the US has no hate speech laws. As long as Americans don’t yell fire in a theater, don’t threaten people or libel people we can say pretty much what we want.
I’ll say up front I prefer it the way it is. People should be able to say anything they want, regardless of how hateful it is. Just don’t threaten or libel and you can say anything. But there appears to be some here who disagree with that premise.