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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: reldra
Watching the entire video, though, the guy with the petition kind of rambles on. He talks about changing parts of the constitution often and that it is a living document and that it should be a 'safe place'- God only knows what busy students on the way to class make of that.
There's really no excuse. If it was that easy to get them to sign it, I could only imagine what a charismatic politician could do.
University students have always experimented with odd ideas. Today it is 'safe spaces. triggers. safe speech', same stuff, different decade, I think. They will not leave University like that.
originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: peskyhumans
a reply to: introvert
He didn't change the meaning.
"I want to repeal the first amendment because we shouldn't allow bullying"
"Our entire Constitution should be a safe zone"
"Repeal the first amendment because people shouldn't be exposed to offensive language"
He didn't say anything to change the meaning of the petition. They signed it because they don't believe in free speech.
Believe it or not, free speech allows for offensive language. No part of our Constitution protects you from bullying. In a free country citizens are allowed to say offensive things.
The problem is the liberal politically correct mindset. It doesn't belong in a free country.
Free speech allows offensive people to be offensive, you are right about that. I am curious though, when people have the choice, they choose to be offensive? I think they have always liked to be offensive, that they weren't raised right, and are using the current political atmosphere to defend themselves. Though, they were always allowed to be offensive, they now have a tool to attempt to make themselves not look like complete jerks.
My mindset is just fine. I cannot fathom how not being mean, at will, would be a problem.