Thursday, May 07, 2015

"Hate speech" is just speech that those holding the guns, badges and handcuffs....hate.W

Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey famously said that "Democracy is like a train ride: you get off when you get to your station".  Apparently the left in our society believes the same thing about Constitutional liberties like Free Speech.  When they get to their station they begin pitching concepts like banning 'hate speech'.  The definition of "Hate speech" is speech that those that have the guns, badges and handcuffs....hate.

THE IGNORANCE, IT BURNS!: The New York Slimes Times editorializes about “Free Speech vs. Hate Speech.” Versus? Ugh. The progressive stupidity about free speech is actually getting dangerous. So-called “hate speech”–which is defined by progressives as speech they deem “hateful” (i.e., which disagrees with their worldview)–is fully protected by the First Amendment. As the Supreme Court said in the Westboro Baptist Church case, Synder v. Phelps:

Such speech cannot be restricted simply because it is upsetting or arouses contempt. If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment , it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable. Indeed, “the point of all speech protection … is to shield just those choices of content that in someone’s eyes are misguided, or even hurtful.”

Exactly. But the NYT editorial is just the tip of the progressive iceberg to roll back free speech. That’s what totalitarians do.

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