White Supremacists Have Freedom of Speech Too

Posted by Troy on 16th August 2017 in Current Events, Political

This is a key point that you must agree to if you believe in free speech.  I remember in the 1990′s, the KKK had a protest and they had to call out the National Guard.  I commented to my dad about the cost and how it shouldn’t be allowed.  He said that, while they are distasteful and want to incite people, they had freedom of speech.  Now we are talking about “should hate speech be illegal?”

Fact: this group had a permit to hold their demonstration.  A reasonable police chief would have blocked the area off, let them have their demonstration, and had them leave.

The fact that this was not how things went down leads me to believe that the mayor wanted violence.  Why?  So they could demonize Trump.  Bear in mind, his the same mayor that called his city the capital of the Resistance.

When the car plowed into those people, Trump denounced both sides for violence.  You can say he did not hesitate to call out terrorist attacks.  Well, when someone uses IEDs out in public, you can say, “I’ve seen this before…” and place a safe bet of Islamic Terror [you may be wrong, but it's still the safe bet].  This was more like if the Hell’s Angels had a clash with the Crips or the Bloods.  Crap, the shots could have been fired by either side.  Because let’s be honest… Antifa and Nazis are both fascists.

And let me just take a moment here for a pet peeve for all those people carrying signs saying “I don’t need your Nazi ideas!”  Yeah… like a welfare state and nationalized healthcare and abortion and euthanasia…

But let me go back to this… White Supremacists have the freedom of speech.  Banning any type of speech is NOT a slippery slope.  Once you make any kind of speech illegal, you are already sliding downhill uncontrollably.  As soon as you give the government the right to label speech “hate speech” and make it illegal, they can just call anything they don’t like, “hate speech.”  Speaking out about abortion is hate speech against women.  Want to secure the border?  Hate speech to immigrants.  Against single payer health care?  Hate speech against the sick or the poor.

Speech should not be illegal.  Thoughts should be shared and discussed with mutual respect and with clarity of thought.  I for one fear no speech as I can disarm any such speech with my own logic.  Even if I cannot convince the other party of my point, I can walk away in peace having heard their points and given my points.

Long Live the Constitution!

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