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Should the 1st Amendment be "overhauled"?

Posted by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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The right to free speech has become laughable. It needs an overhaul badly with hate speech being a convict able crime.

Thoughts?  Should "hate speech" be a crime?  


by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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norahsmommy
by Bronze Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Wow. No.
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JTROX
by Gold Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM

No.

HaileysMom07180
by Bronze Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM

um no, its just words, words can only hurt if people act on them.

priceless3238
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I think maybe in some cases. There should be a difference between freedom of speech and hate speech/harassment. I am thinking more along the lines of the Westboro church. I cant see why that should still be considered a freedom 

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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Nope, no way.  Harrassment and threats are already a crime, but spouting off like an asshole isn't and shouldn't be.

Ms.KitKat
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM

 no, "hate speech" should not be a crime however if such speech incites violance which leads to death/serious bodily harm and it can be proven that such speech was intended to incite violance, death/bodily harm then yeah- it needs to be examined in a court of law.

Claire-Huxtable
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Yes


It needs to include that being offended is not unconstitutional and that telling you that your opinion is the most dumbass thing you have ever read isn't violating your right to free speech.


The morons in this country don't get that.

ms-superwoman
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:31 AM
No, that is absurd.
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Godgaveme4
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:18 PM

 No!

OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Nope!
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