- FREEDOM OF SPEECH (NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY YOU'RE ALLOWED EVEN THE N WORD)
- CENSOR EVERYONE TO MY LIKING (BECAUSE I'M A PUSSY AND can't HANDLE OTHERS OPINIONS)
- What is freedom of speech?
- I like cookies!
Do you support freedom of speech?
What Girls Said 18
The first amendment only applies to the government sanctioning speech. Individually, we're allowed to tell each other to shut-up. That doesn't mean we have the power to make the person shut-up universally, but we can kick them out of our businesses and private clubs and make them go spout their rhetoric elsewhere. We, as individuals, do not owe every speaker a platform for their speech.6
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Yeh, I do. And that includes the word n**. It's a word like cunt, wanker, cock, etc. Obviously, there is more historical context to it, but I don't walk down the street yelling it out because I'm not in the habbit of randomly yelling out swear words, I have more wit than modern stand up comedians. If I do say anything someone doesn't like though, they are more than within their right of freedom of speech to tell me to shut the hell up, but they don't have the power to force me to shut up.1
Yes I do. If people here ideas, or words, they don't like it will give people the information they need to work on compromises, or ideas, they can agree on together. No "hate speech," or government censorship needed. What these idiots involving the government don't realize, is they are going to suffer the same censorship. If that's the case, we could end up as bad as China. Not cool.2
Freedom of speech except for the obvious things like incitement of violence/suicide, false statements of fact, and obscenity. Those are three legal exceptions to my First Amendment rights as an American citizen because they infringe on and violate the rights of others, and I believe they’re just and reasonable exceptions.1
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I do support freedom of speech.
But when it comes to the n word it’s different.
If blacks did not used the n word, then I think it should not be used, because why would it?
But since blacks use it, then they can’t really expect other people to not say it.1
You're damn right I do. I don't believe in censorship. I think it gives all these pussies something to hide behind. My country, and even the world, has a shit ton of problems, but censorship gives people an excuse to avoid problems.1
I did have an opinion but I really like cookies. They are delicious2
Just because we can say anything, does not mean we should. Constraint is sometimes needed.1
Yes, freedom of speech ALWAYS. But there are consequences to your actions. If you piss someone off or get fired that’s completely on you. You have the right to say and act however you want, no one is stopping you. But when you’re walking around with a busted lip and no job, might wanna think about when it’s appropriate to say certain things. Even then, no one is taking that right away from you. Be beaten up and broke and you are STILL allowed to voice your opinion. Just be mindful that you’re beaten up and broke that’s all☺️1
Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom of consequence1
None of the above. I prefer croissants.1
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Of course but what is the n word1
Why is this in sexual behaviour?0
i support the freedom of speech and everyone must0
What Guys Said 43
Everyone understands and supports freedom of speech but we all have different ideas about what it means. It does NOT mean that you can scream "fire: in a crowded theater as a prank and not face the consequences. It does NOT mean that you can make false statements of fact about someone else and not be held responsible for libel or slander. It also does not mean that manufacturers are free to make false claims about their products.
Any discussion of this topic needs to begin with a definition of "free speech."1
Bad ideas fester in the dark, and die in the light. Freedom of speech must allow even the worst of ideas so that they might be fully debunked for how dumb they are rather than allowed to continue festering with silent anger.2
Freedom of speech doesn't exist unless people are allowed to say what might be offensive.
The idea that even speech has a limit because you can't yell fire in a crowded theater or incite a riot is a fallacy. It isn't the speech that is restricted, it is that one is responsible for the consequences of one's actions.1
It is possible to disagree with people without insulting them, or lying about them or their positions. It used to be called being polite.
It wouldn't hurt if society went back to not accepting impoliteness and defamation.
It is also not censorship unless the government does it, so dumping Alex Jones from the various platforms he's enjoyed is simply good business practice on the part of those platforms.1
Your poll options are ridiculous. Is that the best you could do?
The only limits to freedom should be harm, threats of harm, and infringing on other people's freedoms. Other than that, we should be allowed to do pretty much whatever we want, whenever we want.1
Yes I support the 1st amendment so I do support free speech as free speech is what is protected by the 1st and it applies to everyone, both those you agree with and disagree with irregardless of political affiliation or personal views.1
Freedom of speech unless it incites violence against someone.
There is a wholly huge difference between "I hate white/black people" to "I want to kill white/black people"3
There are (and should be) exceptions, such as libel or inciting violence, but other than that, freedom of speech must remain unimpaired. Even if you say offensive things, you should be allowed to: offense can only be taken, not given.1
Naturally I would like everything censored to accommodate my sensibilities. Only I am intelligent enough to realize what a ridiculous and unsustainable prospect that is.1
No, there ought to be limits to speech. Like in basically any civilised country.
Then again, the poll is frankly idiotic so there is no real point in answering.1
Exactly. I'd hate to live in a soceity where the goverment or anyone else decides what you can or can't say1
A. An exception is speech that can result in injury like yelling FIRE! in a crowded theater or speech inciting riots.1
As long as you don't give threats of physical violence or continually harass someone you should be free to express yourself and your opinion1
Yeah. If someone is offended, they should converse with you. Offence is subjective. We shouldn't censor something just because it's offensive,1
Unlimited free speech and people need to get a thicker skin and realize offense is an individual choice1
Everyone should have a legal right to freedom of speech and public places should not be allowed to regulate speech beyond illegality (Malls, large online services, etc). You should only be judged for the actions created by your words, never for the words themselves. So for example i may write in this sentence "I am going to beat the crap out of you and send an assasin to your head tomorrow" as an example. But if i actually use it to threaten you i could be arrested based on death threats. The line for that is that the associated action should not have illegal consequences, hurting someone's feelings does not count towards that.1
It's the freedom of speech, not the almost freedom of speech.1
You forgot the option for the status quo.
Free speech is protected, but there is no free speech right to incite violence, provoke fights, defame, make false statements of fact, etc.
Free speech doesn't protect your right to promote violence and spread conspiracies on someone else's social media platform against the rules.1
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