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originally posted by: toysforadults
She believes we should look to the constitution of South Africa as a model for governance. Here's my personal issue.... right in the preamble of the South African constitution a stated goal is social justice.
You do not need to think it is perfect to think it's the best starting point.
Look how well it turned out for SA.
“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.
Facebook labeled excerpts of the Declaration of Independence as hate speech. Liberals are now saying Free Speech causes injustice.
After NPR tweeted the accompanying text of the declaration line by line, Donald Trump backers (seemingly unaware of the source document) accused the media organization of playing partisan politics and attacking the president.
“So, NPR is calling for a revolution,” Twitter user @JustEsrafel wrote.
“Propaganda is that all you know?” another asked.
Some even taunted NPR over Trump’s budget proposal, which slashes endowments for the arts and humanities, insisting the media organization should lose federal funding for its allegedly subversive rhetoric.
Are you saying that people trying to limit free speech is not your enemy?
originally posted by: DBCowboy
originally posted by: Gryphon66
Our Constitution is the oldest existing singular constitution in the world and the constitutions that have been structured since ours THAT USE OURS AS A MODEL focus more on the primacy of human rights as well as an indepependent co-equal Judiciary.
If you want to get technical, the Magna carta would be the forerunner of the Constitution.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Gryphon66
Exactly what I said. The human rights guaranteed in the US Constitution is not what she wants. She wants a social justice Constitution such as the SA one.