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All speech, even the most offensive, should be protected under the First Amendment.

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Poll Results: 5,533 votes
35%
Strongly Agree
 
34%
Agree
 
22%
Disagree
 
8%
Strongly Disagree
 



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Peggy B
Tuesday April 11, 2017, 8:26 AM


Strongly agree. People should be allowed to say whatever they want UNLESS what they are saying defames another person then that is slander. If someone publically ridicules another person and other people pick up on it and join the bandwagon the ridiculed person CAN sue the person for defamation of character. People think they are anonymous online, but really if what you've said is illegal like slander you can be tracked even if you use proxies. Some of these trolls online could be charged if people just came forward and made a complaint with the police. The US seems to have blurred the meaning of Freedom of Speech. In Europe people know the differences.

John B
Friday March 31, 2017, 3:29 AM


Strongly Agree.

Denise D.
Thursday September 8, 2016, 6:30 PM


It seems everyone is offended by almost anything these days, so if everything "offensive" was banned, we'd have nothing left, wouldn't we? We are all entitled to our opinions, and should respect that in others, right?

Kay M.
Saturday July 9, 2016, 2:39 PM


cs

Kay M.
Saturday July 9, 2016, 2:39 PM


cs

Aaron Bouchard
Thursday May 5, 2016, 6:27 PM


Well people should be able to say whatever they want as stupid or hateful as it may be

Janis K.
Sunday February 21, 2016, 10:11 AM


Yes, people have the right to be hateful and stupid.

M.N. J.
Tuesday February 9, 2016, 3:12 AM


Threats are not covered, so there are limits. However, being "offensive" should not limit your rights, or mine.

Sue H.
Sunday June 21, 2015, 11:24 PM


Not hate speech.

Darren Woolsey
Wednesday May 13, 2015, 1:39 AM


It cannot be called "Freedom of speech" if certain forms of speech are considered inappropriate.



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