Most Democrats (51%) support criminalizing hate speech, with only 26% opposed. My question is “who is the person in charge of saying what is to be called hate speech? ” If you agree with this growing trend of democrats, be careful if you are a democrat. In time, you may be the guilty party without actually “having seen the list.” So,please, “show me the list.” Then, I can make a copy of it so that I will be protected. (Isn’t this a bit on the ridiculous side?) The Bill of Rights protects citizens from the government telling citizens what they can and can not say. Based on what I have observed in tv interviews, most college students don’t know enough about our Constitution to pass a test on our government to allow them to be citizens, if they were non-residents trying to become American citizens. (a bit wordy, but I think that I have made a valid point)
Do we need a refresher?
Depressing news from YouGov:
“YouGov’s latest research shows that many Americans support making it a criminal offense to make public statements which would stir up hatred against particular groups of people. Americans narrowly support (41%) rather than oppose (37%) criminalizing hate speech, but this conceals a partisan divide. Most Democrats (51%) support criminalizing hate speech, with only 26% opposed. Independents (41% to 35%) and Republicans (47% to 37%) tend to oppose making it illegal to stir up hatred against particular groups. Support for banning hate speech is also particularly strong among racial minorities. 62% of black Americans, and 50% of Hispanics support criminalizing comments which would stir up hatred. White Americans oppose a ban…
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