If you don’t like the fact that we have the First Amendment, then maybe you should move to another country that doesn’t have freedom of expression instead of lazily bitching at those who are brave enough to use it.
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Q: Should public display of hate be illegal?
A: Not only should it be legal, it should be highly publicized and ridiculed. Someone once asked Jerry Springer why he, a Jew, would give KKK members a platform to spread their hate to a national audience. His response was sublime. He said that it is our obligation as a free society to allow anyone to speak their hate, but it is our duty to make sure everyone recognizes it for what it is. If we don’t refute something because we’re too busy burying it, then the “truth” becomes whatever they want it to be.
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