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Unlike Others, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend in Speech

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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 11:59 AM
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Unlike Others, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend in Speech


www.heraldtribune.com

“In much of the developed world, one uses racial epithets at one’s legal peril, one displays Nazi regalia and the other trappings of ethnic hatred at significant legal risk, and one urges discrimination against religious minorities under threat of fine or imprisonment,” Frederick Schauer, a professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, wrote in a recent essay called “The Exceptional First Amendment.”

“But in the United States,” Professor Schauer continued, “all such speech remains constitutionally protected.”
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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 11:59 AM
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To anyone who continues to cry loudly that our freedom of speech is being crushed, I present this article. Americans are not the ones losing their freedom of speech, but the rest of the world certainly is watching exactly that happen.

Also, to the ones who love to talk about how it is the Republicans who are assaulting the first ammendment while the liberals defend it, notice this:

But even Mr. Lewis, a liberal, wrote in his book that he was inclined to relax some of the most stringent First Amendment protections “in an age when words have inspired acts of mass murder and terrorism.”

attacks against the first ammendment aren't monopolized by the political right, both sides of the aisle have a history of going after that Constitutional right with all guns blazing. Thankfully, neither side has been able to defeat that most precious of rights and it is that fact that allows each and every one of us to do what we do daily here at ATS, openly bitch about the government.

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