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originally posted by: infolurker
The New York Times published an article which suggests that the First Amendment needs to be controlled. Conservative speech is bad for the country and free speech reinforces and amplifies injustice!
How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment
“The libertarian position has become dominant on the right on First Amendment issues,” said Ilya Shapiro, a lawyer with the Cato Institute. “It simply means that we should be skeptical of government attempts to regulate speech. That used to be an uncontroversial and nonideological point. What’s now being called the libertarian position on speech was in the 1960s the liberal position on speech.”
As a result, liberals who once championed expansive First Amendment rights are now uneasy about them.
“The left was once not just on board but leading in supporting the broadest First Amendment protections,” said Floyd Abrams, a prominent First Amendment lawyer and a supporter of broad free-speech rights. “Now the progressive community is at least skeptical and sometimes distraught at the level of First Amendment protection which is being afforded in cases brought by litigants on the right.”
Many on the left have traded an absolutist commitment to free speech for one sensitive to the harms it can inflict.
Some liberals now say that free speech disproportionately protects the powerful and the status quo.
“When I was younger, I had more of the standard liberal view of civil liberties,” said Louis Michael Seidman, a law professor at Georgetown. “And I’ve gradually changed my mind about it. What I have come to see is that it’s a mistake to think of free speech as an effective means to accomplish a more just society.”
To the contrary, free speech reinforces and amplifies injustice, Catharine A. MacKinnon, a law professor at the University of Michigan, wrote in “The Free Speech Century,” a collection of essays to be published this year.
“Once a defense of the powerless, the First Amendment over the last hundred years has mainly become a weapon of the powerful,”
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Pretty sad seeing so many people falling for the blatant propaganda being used to weaponize both sides of the political divide.
The media is Palpatine and you guys are falling so hard for their bull# on a daily basis. The more you buy into their rhetoric the deeper you sink into the quagmire of hate and darkness. Read almost any thread and see the hate and vitriol being spewed at one side or the other.
You guys are so deep in the quagmire it's sad. Get out while you can.
originally posted by: Arizonaguy
This entire anti-1st amendment stance is predicated upon the throngs of millenials that have been brought up in a world where offense is considered a crime. The ACLU recently issued a memo dealing with this. The young progressive leftists have no use for freedom, and for the Constitution. NYT, the ACLU, and the DNC know which side of the bread is buttered. They look only to bolster their funding, their membership, and their profits, regardless of the truth.
originally posted by: CreationBro
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: CreationBro
Saying everything has laws and regulation is no argument that it should. The flaw in logic is yours.
Dude you twist and manipulate words and people's train of thought so well. Half the people that star you dont even understand what you're saying, they just like your misplaced conviction.
If you want to live in a Universe without laws/regulations, by all means, go make your own lawless Universe.
Im not even religious, but this seems fitting...
Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming
originally posted by: Arizonaguy
a reply to: Gryphon66
You know, I've been reading lots of your posts lately, and agreeing more often than not. So I'm just gonna say this once...STOP IT!!!