Hate Speeches: The Right to Freedom of Speech Essay by Sammy

Hate Speeches: The Right to Freedom of Speech
A look at freedom of speech with respect to 'hate' speeches' and whether or not these speeches are protected under the First Amendment.
# 4170 | 1,168 words | 5 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 04, 2002 in Political Science (U.S.) , Law (Constitution) , Sociology (General)


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In this paper the author argues that ?hate speeches?, however abhorrent, should be protected by the U.S. Constitution, that in the interest of free speech, they should be allowed. He suggests that this is synonymous with American freedom and refers to some specific examples in order to assess whether hate speeches should be protected under the First Amendment. The author contends that as long as we are free to judge the importance of what is being said for ourselves, then words should never be banned.

From the paper:

?Words are serious, not because they have any direct effect in their own right, but because words, and the ideas they express, are what we use to weigh up our own decisions, their likely effects, and our responsibilities. Words have consequences only if we choose to give them consequences.?

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