Originally posted by mnmcandiez
reply to post by sepermeru
Because all speech has to be protected. You can't pick and chose because something PERSONALLY offends you. This is the basis of freedom of speech. Very simple concept here.
Making "bad words" illegal is extremely scary, tyrannical, and blocks freedom of expression. There will always be hate in the world. It is part of being a human, we have all felt negative emotions and we have all called someone a name at some point in our life. By your logic we are all criminals because I called my sister stupid at some point in time......
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It has nothing to do with personal offense. It has to do with rights clashing, which is a situation so common we have a rather large legal system to work out whose right trumps whom's in which cases. "Hey man, I wasn't harassing her, she should just deal with the fact that life is tough if I follow her around and post pictures of her with the c-word scrawled on them". That's the kind of thing you think is actually a legal and moral defense under the first amendment, honestly?