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Should free speech rights protect racist comments?

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Poll Results: 3,834 votes
39%
No.
 
35%
Yes.
 
27%
It depends.
 


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Darren Woolsey
Saturday December 6, 2014, 11:28 AM


Freedom of speech should be renamed relative or conditional or responsible freedom of speech.

LMj Sunshine
Friday September 19, 2014, 10:09 PM


Depends

LMj Sunshine
Friday September 19, 2014, 10:08 PM


Depends

LMj Sunshine
Friday September 19, 2014, 10:07 PM


Depends

Judy T.
Sunday December 8, 2013, 8:48 PM


Yes. Everyone should be entitled to free speech, whether we agree with them or not.

Alan Lambert
Friday November 8, 2013, 5:12 AM


It must, as hate speech and pornography are the outer limits of the free speech and a free press. If letting the Klan speak and Larry Flynt publish are the cost of having my right to say what I want and publish what I want is a cheap price to pay.

Alan Lambert
Friday November 8, 2013, 5:11 AM


It must, as hate speech and pornography are the outer limits of the free speech and a free press. If letting the Klan speak and Larry Flynt publish are the cost of having my right to say what I want and publish what I want is a cheap price to pay.

John B.
Monday November 4, 2013, 10:14 AM


It would depend on if the statement(s) will cause physical harm to someone. If it promotes violence it is not protected in my opinion.

JL A.
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:40 PM


depends on context--like as a spokesperson/representative for an Olympic team or company, then policies of the organization can give sanctions even though the speech itself was protected if they had done so in a different venue

Aaron Bouchard
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:02 AM


no, but it already does



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