Is absolute freedom of speech dangerous

January 13, 2018, 2:29 pm

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The debate "Is absolute freedom of speech dangerous" was started by anu1302 on January 13, 2018, 2:29 pm. By the way, anu1302 is disagreeing with this statement. 20 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 20 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. There is a tie in this debate, post your arguments, call some reinforcements and break this tie.

Against_eu, trump, chris3412, chasediedrich1, nivasprashanth and 15 visitors agree.
anu1302, viralbeats, blakekelly116, Najam1, BrynnY, Slymcfly, bernie2020 and 13 visitors disagree.

depends on nazis and direct treaths

2 years, 4 months ago
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I have the interjection role in life. Let's reflect on the power and abuse of the indigent or even those who are physically injured who will use free speech to ask for money or other assistance to change their plight. There are those intent on such a person remaining in the same situation or dead. There are those who are only willing to assist the pitiful to a jail cell, insane asylum, or to the graveyard, additionally they go beyond bounds and order others to leave the one destitute. These individuals that I don't name will even go as far as to tell the one within a dreadful plight not to ask anyone else from mankind for assistance.
My conclusion is that the devil himself hates free speech and blasphemy against his creator equally.
Ironic as it may be.

2 years, 4 months ago
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I agree with you, although I think your view of the left is mostly propaganda crafted by showing you non stop articles of bottom of the barrel nobodies whinning on YouTube or something. left wing media criticises right wing leaders, their policies and actual bills (or a massive hate rally), while right wing media covers the dumbest lefty unelected nobodies and kids still in college. shame.

but aside from that categorization, yes I agree. hate speech is very narrow. charlettsville was violence inducing hate. conservative college speakers, I assume, are hateful but not violence inspiring. private institutions do not have to host them, but they could not be arrested for their speech, mostly, idk all their speeches.

but you also missed panic inspiring speech. yelling fire (falsely) in a crowded area is not hateful, but it can kill people and should be banned. aside from violence or panic inducing *governments* should not limit any other speech. but the bill of rights does not apply to private citizens and institutions, you know that right?

2 years, 4 months ago

Absolute freedom of speech does not exist anyway. freedom of speech as we know it is rightfully limited by hatespeech. and that I agree with. but not all free speech is hate speech like the left seems to believe. just because you don't like it doesn't make it hate speech. Hate speech is speech that incites violence, speech that encourages violence against a group or person.

2 years, 4 months ago

If people or governments are allowed to limit our freedom of speech as they see fit then they control what we believe, what our children will believe. In a few generations they will control us entirely. Not being able to voice concerns, stand up against what is wrong and support what is right.... without freedom of speech?

No Black lives matter
No protests of any kind
No platforms like YouTube and Twitter
Media will be controlled even more. Ignorance will be common umoung you people as they never challenge the social preconceptions of the world. They are complacent yes men who have to be super conscious of those around them to try (they will not always succeed) and not offend someone.... All this to the point where their own identity, thoughts and beliefs are suppressed until they fit in with society.

This is a world with no freedom of speech. Look at north Korea...

2 years, 4 months ago

Speech is our most basic form of expression. limiting that means limiting our very being. Obviously there will always be those who go out of their way to hurt others but we can not let those few take away our ability to express our selves, our ability to communicate.... Freedom of speech is the most important right we have. never forget that.

2 years, 4 months ago

of course. words can do great harm. inciting violence or even a simple panic by screaming fire in a crowded place should be criminal.

2 years, 4 months ago

People are still allowed to hide deaths and pretend that nobody dies.
People are still allowed to hide AIDS deaths, those dying from HIV and those already dead from HIV in order to mock the living who are suffering from minor afflictions such as Chlamydia and cold sores.
They have free speech to hide the deadly and deaths , they have free speech to hide the rich in order mock those who are poor and take their children from them.

2 years, 4 months ago
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