posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 09:33 PM
It's sad this has to be explained to people.....
If you make hate speech illegal, then you loose 100% of your freedom of speech.
Say a law gets passed outlawing hate speech. I'm a DA, and I issue a warrant for YOUR arrest because you made this thread. In MY opinion YOUR OP is
hate speech. You are now in jail.
Don't agree? You don't think questioning the law or the government is considered hate speech? Too bad. I do, and I have the power to press charges
against you. Argue about it anymore and I'll get you for hate speech AGAIN.
The president does something you don't like, so you say "I don't agree with him, I think he is wrong, and a bad president"
There you go AGAIN with your hate speech! Cut it out! I'm going to press MORE charges against you for hate speech.
See how that little role playing exercise worked there? You make "hate speech" illegal and all speech is illegal, because they could claim whatever
you are saying, whether truly hateful or not, qualifies as hate speech.
So no more questioning your government, no more questioning Monsanto or questioning any large corporations. No more questioning anything, or voicing
your opinion about anything, because WHATEVER you say the government could ALWAYS say it's hate speech, even if it's not.
THAT'S why we don't make hate speech illegal. Go move to the UK if you want to live in such a place.