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@9TM69KBWorking Family from Tennessee answered…1yr

@9TJFPD9Veteran from California answered…1yr

Yes, as long as it does not threaten violence or violate freedom of association.

@9TG8STJWomen’s Equality from Pennsylvania answered…1yr

Yes, because I don’t trust the either government or private Big Tech Companies to define the boundaries of hate speech.

@Marc-NelsonDemocrat from Maryland answered…1yr

The First Amendment protects free speech, not the consequences of poor decisions with such.

@9TDTDYCPeace and Freedom from Illinois answered…1yr

Yes, because I don’t trust the government to defund the boundaries of hate speech, BUT there should be consequences for the hate speech.

@9BMTT8YIndependent from New York answered…1yr

Yes, In a Supreme Court case on the issue, Matal v. Tam (2017), the justices unanimously reaffirmed that there is effectively no "hate speech" exception to the free speech rights protected by the First Amendment and that the U.S. government may not discriminate against speech on the basis of the speaker's viewpoint.

@9SWK2QGVeteran from Illinois answered…1yr

Hate speech is defined as public speech that expresses hate or encourages violence towards a person or group based on something such as race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. so, i believe that if it threatens the safety of another with violence, then a person should be allowed to be protected and have authority to make it legal to stop

@9SVZ889Working Family from New York answered…1yr

Yes, but only if it does not threaten violence, and increase penalties for hate crimes

@9SV6VFFLibertarian from Georgia answered…1yr

People need to stay in their own lane and ignore people they don’t agree with

@9SV5QYNDemocrat from Oregon answered…1yr

Freedom of speech is a novel right we often take for granted. I have absolutely no use for racism, bigotry, homophobia, xenophobia, or any prejudice of any kind but, our constitution allows us to speak out in favor of such things. Very strange how it works. The day we suppress the freedom to speak out for or against our beliefs is the day our country stops being free. I don’t condone hate speech but, as long as we are free people have the right to say what they will.

@9SQ9Q7GLibertarian from Minnesota answered…1yr

@9SM7LLGDemocrat from Florida answered…1yr

The First Amendment prevents the gov't from making any laws that limit free speech

@9SKB6D9Democrat from North Carolina answered…1yr

@9ML34Z8Veteran from Connecticut answered…2yrs

No because there is a current trend of only one side being silenced.

@9MKPSD2Working Family from Idaho answered…2yrs

Doesnt this go against the “My freedoms shouldn’t cause a problem in your freedoms” thing?

@9MFCS8TTranshumanist from North Carolina answered…2yrs

No, but there needs to be a clear interpretation of hate speech and undeniably not just be a disagreement on issues.

@9M4VRQQSocialist from Texas answered…2yrs

Yes, but they cannot convict the person/persons that beat the hate-speech spouter.

@9LK33FMTranshumanist from Ohio answered…2yrs

Only in a private setting. It should not be used to protect an employee from reprimand/termination.

@9KW38LFTranshumanistfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2yrs

@9KSCXSYWomen’s Equality from Colorado answered…2yrs

Ratify 1st amendment to specify what hate speech is and/ or make punishments for it (500 fine, civil court appearance etc)

@Brendan-FinkenSocialist from Nebraska answered…2yrs

The first Amendment protects our freedom of speech and protests, however it does not protect freedom of consequence so if someone is spouting hate speak they must face the consequences.

@9KD9RC2Veteran from Michigan answered…2yrs

No, this needs to be prioritized for both democrats and republicans. Not just one side.

@9KBTNWXWomen’s Equality from Oklahoma answered…2yrs

Regardless, we must first define what hate speech truly is.

@9KBL37KConstitution from California answered…2yrs

There is no such thing. What ones sees as hate another sees as critical but loving. Sticks and stones quit pandering to children that never grew up!!! Seriously people we live in a culture of pansies and beta males.

@Monica-HartLibertarian from Utah answered…2yrs

Yes, and begrudgingly because once a power is given to the government, the government has a way of abusing that power. However, once someone uses hate speech a warrant for observation should be issued to determine if that person poses a threat to others.

@9K9CGMMLibertarian from New York answered…2yrs

Yes. At the end of the day, you can say whatever you want and the government should not infringe on freedom of speech. However, just because you can say something, doesn’t mean you should.

@9K7FYKWGreen from Maryland answered…2yrs

Limit the confines of there ability to speak but do not ban them or fine them unless violence or complete disregard of historical facts and truth are shown. Put warnings on there speech saying that it could be extreme and has proven to be.

@9K6SC4RSocialist from Missouri answered…2yrs

@9JV3F3GSocialist from California answered…2yrs

No, all hate speech is inherently violent and can perpetuate or imply violence against the victim

@9JTWS89Green from Mississippi answered…2yrs

No, hate speech has the potential to limit the first amendment rights of others.

@9JSYW8HGreen from Montana answered…2yrs

Sometimes, as long as it doesn't incite violence or cross the line into discrimination

@9JSGBW8Women’s Equality from Alabama answered…2yrs

No, because it affects the happiness and liberties of another person.

@Dylan-S.-CollierLibertarian from Texas answered…2yrs

Yes,Until a person follows through and physically harms or kills someone they should be able to say what they want.

@9JNMX2YPeace and Freedom from Utah answered…2yrs

Yes, but I'm also all for the public backlash heaped upon people who choose to speak hatefully. Allow the consequences to be 'canceling' -- a termination of opportunities determined by the court of public opinion in response to the person's behavior and speech.

@9JJ7JRNTranshumanist from Illinois answered…2yrs

Yes, but your reputation will be destroyed publicly and you will suffer great consequences socially. Legally, you should not be able to be punished for hate speech, but definitely emphasize the issues with doing so.

@9JFHCJPTranshumanist from Texas answered…2yrs

No. I do not support it, but censoring a loud minority will make the hate stronger. Let the public hear the hate speech so it can be judged in a court of "public opinion."

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As long as it does not incite harassment or lead to violence

@9J997J7Socialist from Oregon answered…2yrs

No, hate speech is cruel, immoral, and leads to suicides as it effects the mental and emotional health of those at the receiving end of it

@9JBMR2TGreen from Kansas answered…2yrs

Not if the speech is inviting or expressing a desire to commit violence

@9J997J7Socialist from Oregon answered…2yrs

No, hate speech is cruel, immoral, and leads to suicides as it effects the mental and emotional health of those at the receiving end of hate speech

@9J96T4CGreen from Iowa answered…2yrs

Yes, because it can be used as evidence if a hate crime is committed.

@9J5W7V2Green from Georgia answered…2yrs

Yes, the court of public opinion should take care of the consequences as long as the speech is not promoting violence.

@9HVD5KVVeteran from Utah answered…2yrs

We should have freedom to speak in a peaceable manner and that could include hate speech; however, a much clearer definition should be made of what actually is hate speech.

@ngracebDemocrat from Massachusetts answered…2yrs

Yes. Although just because you can say what you want to say does not mean there will not be consequences that follow it.

@9HQYXQYVeteran from Arizona answered…2yrs

Yes, only because if we limit any type of speech we violate the constitution. I have fought for the peoples right to be ignorant. Will continue to do so even if i do not agree with them.

@9HQWYWFRepublican from California answered…2yrs

there is no such thing as hate speech the only speech that is bad and that can cause harm that is not protected under the first amendment is things like "go and kill this person" or " i am going to kill this person"

@9HQPP5RWomen’s Equality from Nevada answered…2yrs

yes and no because its bad but at the same time hate speech is only an extention of ones own beliefs of something and even if they're bad they shouldn't be censored

@9HQN9ZCWomen’s Equality from Louisiana answered…2yrs

If the hate speech is discrimination of any kind than no but if it is about things like criticizing the government then yes. If it is about criticizing the government, it should not include things that give equal rights to women, trans rights, rights to other races, rights of gay marriage, gay adoption, abortion, etc.

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