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You can be fined or jailed for cursing in Myrtle Beach

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posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: notsure1
I thought speech was protected in this country ? This is just ridiculous in America.

"Free speech" has never meant "absolute freedom to say anythng you like anywhere you like". There have always been conditions and exceptions.
What exactly are you losing if you're not allowed to use profanity? How is your ability to communicate being curtailed?




posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI

originally posted by: notsure1
I thought speech was protected in this country ? This is just ridiculous in America.

"Free speech" has never meant "absolute freedom to say anythng you like anywhere you like". There have always been conditions and exceptions.
What exactly are you losing if you're not allowed to use profanity? How is your ability to communicate being curtailed?



DING DING DING!! at least you get it. I was going to go back and add that to mine but no reason to now.



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI

originally posted by: notsure1
I thought speech was protected in this country ? This is just ridiculous in America.

"Free speech" has never meant "absolute freedom to say anythng you like anywhere you like". There have always been conditions and exceptions.
What exactly are you losing if you're not allowed to use profanity? How is your ability to communicate being curtailed?


Wow.. Because I can say whatever the EFFF I want in America..

Free speech means exactly that you can curse and say whatever you want without getting arrested for it..

WTF does free speech mean to you?
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posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI

originally posted by: notsure1
I thought speech was protected in this country ? This is just ridiculous in America.

"Free speech" has never meant "absolute freedom to say anythng you like anywhere you like". There have always been conditions and exceptions.
What exactly are you losing if you're not allowed to use profanity? How is your ability to communicate being curtailed?


Im offended when you talk about god because he is so fake.

I think you should not be allowed to discus him in public and if you do you should be fined or go to jail..

I mean how would it effect yuor ability to communicate if you cant talk about god..



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: notsure1
The law you've been quoting show that lawmakers disagree with you. So your first sentence is obviously not true, legally speaking.

The original concept of free speech, historically speaking, was being able to criticise the government without being being punished for it by imprisonment or even death.


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posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: notsure1

Guess I need to stay away from Myrtle Beach then.
There isn't enough duct tape on this earth to keep the "F-bomb" from flying out of my mouth!



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 12:37 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: notsure1
The law you've been quoting show that lawmakers disagree with you. So your first sentence is obviously not true, legally speaking.

The original concept of free speech, historically speaking, was being able to criticise the government without being being punished for it by imprisonment or even death.



Oh cmon. It is just words. If you are offended , you are just a $$$$$$$ cry baby..



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: notsure1
Obviously "god" is a substantive word which is part of the communication.
If "I was walking down the street" is expanded into "I was walking down the #### street", nothing is added to the communication, so nothing is lost if you can't make that addition.



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: notsure1
Where have I said anything about being offended?
I said that lawmakers disagree with your broad definition of "the right of free speech", and I stand by that statement.
I said that you don't actually lose anything valuable by the restriction, and I stand by that statement.



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 01:22 PM
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I'm not offended by cussing, however, I do sometimes recall something told to me as a kid which was basically that such cussing just means that the person couldn't think of anything more intelligent to say about the subject.



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posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 03:54 PM
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My last trip to Myrtle Beach was in 2012. The surrounding area (I stayed in Pawley’s Island) was nice.... but Myrtle Beach was pretty scummy in my opinion. They might concentrate on things other than cursing.



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 04:17 PM
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Wow! I didn't know Prince owned Myrtle Beach, too!

It would seem the anti-profanity side of this, at least in all contexts, that is, that any certain word is banned, regardless context, would have an uphill battle with the Constitution. Speech that merely offends, absent any threat, is actually more on the order of what the Bill of Rights was meant to protect, that is, speech the majority may not like the majority may not censor. After all, you don't really have a problem with speech nobody is offended by, in the first place, right? Then you have the matter of defining what is offensive, since a lot of people can be offended by a lot of different things, if a nasty word is offensive and criminal, why not a nasty comment about their hairdo, if offense is the issue? (Generally speaking, it's already determined it's alright to be offensive.)

Sounds like a can of worms, to me, have to wonder if it's not, in fact, a great publicity stunt, for a tourist trap.

In any event, to retain the good rights, you need to accept the downside, I believe, like pornography, then, if it means all other books are, likewise, sacrosanct.
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posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 06:40 PM
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Conservatives oppressing people once again. That's all they do when they aren't bombing people, wasting our tax money or running business scams.



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: notsure1

Someone should definitely challenge the Constitutionality of that: cursing in public is generally protected speech.

Unless direct threats, direct incitement violence, or harassment the right to free speech supersedes local ordinance in general.

Georgia has a statute that makes it a misdemeanor to use profane/vulgar/obscene language in the presence of those 14 and under, but it's slightly vague law.



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 08:13 PM
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Wow. I live 30 minutes from Myrtle Beach and never knew this. You Hear the most vulgar language there as well, by young people with no respect for those around them. Never seen anyone ticketed for it either.
No problem with cussing around adults but young children are a different story.
Quad
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posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 08:31 PM
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Myrtle Beach is a gorgeous area... I used to vacation in North Myrtle Beach (the family oriented area). To get there, the main roads will take you through Myrtle Beach... and those drives through were enough to convince me I didn't want to stay there.

Not everyone wants to hear the cussin' and fussin' all day. Some of us want to vacation in a more relaxed, less confrontational atmosphere. And that means we are staying as far away form Myrtle Beach as possible!

I would guess that's the reason for the law: to try and get back some tourism. That is their major economy.

As for freedom of speech... everyone still has the ability to speak. There's no removal of the ability to express one's beliefs or ideas being talked about here. For those who just want to cuss... find somewhere else. Much of society doesn't want to hear it, it does nothing to advance expression of ideas, and it's just freakin' rude. I know of people who have been literally picked up by the shirt collar and belt loop, and thrown through a doorway into the street for stuff like that.

You want to voice an opinion I don't like? I'll stand beside you and fight for your right to speak your mind. You just wanna cuss? You're on your own, son...

TheRedneck



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: notsure1

I dont even know how this law gets passed in America.

It's Suck Carolina. You get the same BS in Nyuck Carolina.



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 09:03 PM
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originally posted by: CB328
Conservatives oppressing people once again. That's all they do when they aren't bombing people, wasting our tax money or running business scams.


Or corrupting the government to the point of collapse.



posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

I would guess that's the reason for the law: to try and get back some tourism. That is their major economy.

Golly gee- get imprisoned for swearing at Murder Beach. We all know WHY it's called Murder Beach- it's nonstop murders.

Guess the cops are so flimsy and corrupt, they couldn't catch a real criminal unless a donut was hanging around their damn neck.




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