Hate speech is the new “it” word circling social media. It’s a buzz phrase you’ve likely had thrown your way whenever you disagree with what a liberal has said. Then he, she, or it, will also label you a hater. Your crime…eh who cares. That doesn’t matter, what does matter is that you said something offensive, how dare you.
Then you think back to all of the history lessons you never paid attention to in school. You manage to remember something about the 1st Amendment, and the freedom of speech. Shouldn’t it protect all speech? Ahh, it does. Which is exactly the problem leftists have with the First Amendment…
Do not allow anyone to separate “hate speech” from “free speech.” It’s a trap.
Our good old Founding Fathers said this about the freedom of speech, and some might find it quiet bothersome:
“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.” Benjamin Franklin, U.S. Founding Father.
“If all printers were determined not to print anything ’til they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” Also, Benjamin Franklin, U.S. Founding Father.
“If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter.” – George Washington.
Why stop there?! Even more, sources proving “hate speech” is a tool of the left exist…
Great American Thinkers
Cultural Marxism and Our Current Culture Wars
To Reclaim a Legacy of Diversity
European countries with hate speech laws
Origins of Political Correctness
On Cultural Marxism/Political Correctness and Critical Theory
Canada Prison for Anti Transgender Speech
Canada Will Jail you for ‘Transphobia’
Where has our world gotten us?! Have we all turned into a bunch of morons?