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[–]HongKongPhooey 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

You don't understand what constitutional freedom of speech is protecting. It means it isn't illegal to call someone a faggot, not that a private company can't do whatever they want on their own site in terms of policing speech. It means the government can't stop you from saying it

[–]pcpmasterrace 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

This is the Founding Fathers we're talking about. It's not any sort of stretch to think they considered the right to say nigger to be more important than the right to bear arms.

[–]HongKongPhooey 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

This is the Founding Fathers we're talking about. It's not any sort of stretch to think they considered the right to say nigger to be more important than the right to bear arms.

Yes, this is clearly protected under the constitution, but they were also very specific about the government not being able to restrict your speech, and clearly does not apply to corporate censorship, as these platforms are considered private property. I.E. if I make my own website, it's my property and I could censor you on it

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

[–]pcpmasterrace 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Clearly what this means is that we need to nationalize Google and Facebook.

[–]Insider 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Hate speech is pretty much worthless. It does nothing to help get to the truth and imposes on others in society.

One of the main purposes of freedom of speech is to uphold the truth so that your rulers can't oppress you, stifle whistleblowers of their corruption and maintain rule.

Considering the state of America, freedom of speech has never really been around. It's always been manipulated or suppressed by the government. They don't need silence everyone, only people whose voices have a far reach or can do damage (like Gary Webb, Epstein, Ulfkotte, Palfrey, Hastings, JFK, Malcolm-X, MLK, Fred Hampton, etc.).

[–]pcpmasterrace 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As soon as you carve out such an exception, everything the regime does not want you to say and everything which is inconvenient to their narrative gets shoved into that excepted category:

There's no conceivable way a million people could have been killed in this building.

Hate speech, go to jail.

Immigrants inevitably lower wages while driving up the cost of living.

Hate speech, go to jail.

Men aren't women.

Hate speech, go to jail.

[–]pcpmasterrace 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Faggot

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

no u

[–]pcpmasterrace 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Nigger

[–]jet199Instigatrix 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Or faggot

[–]pcpmasterrace 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nigger