Well, we’ve reached a dangerous time in America. Perhaps it was inevitable. Eventually, the left-wing propaganda machine would convince a majority of Americans to give up their rights in order to protect the Great Victimized Oppressed Minority – that ever-expanding group of people who essentially comprise everyone who isn’t white, straight, male, cisgendered, Christian, and/or Republican. Now we’re there. And only trouble can follow.
From The Daily Mail:
A new poll found that the majority of Americans would like the First Amendment to be rewritten to reflect the current climate – including updates such as being able to punish ‘hate speech’ and media who publish content that is ‘biased, inflammatory, or false.’
The study, conducted by the Campaign for Free Speech, found that some 51 percent of people in the US believe that the amendment – first adopted in 1791 – ‘should be updated to reflect the cultural norms of today.’
According to the Campaign for Free Speech, findings from the study ‘indicate free speech is under more threat than previously believed.’
Of the 1,004 respondents who completed the online study, 51 percent of Millennials (those between the ages of 21-38) felt that hate speech should be against the law. In comparison, some 46 percent of Gen X (ages 39-54) and some 46 percent of Baby Boomers (ages 55-73) felt like hate speech should be against the law.
As far as punishment for hate crimes, some 54 percent of those Americans surveyed found that they would prefer ‘possible jail time’ while another 46 percent shared they would want ‘nothing more than a ticket and fine.’
It’s never ideal to find yourself in a position to defend “hate speech,” but that’s exactly what we must do if we want to hold on to our freedoms. Hate speech can and should be condemned, but it must never be penalized by the government. For, who is it that will tell us what qualifies as “hate speech?” Well, it will be the same leftists who, right now, consider everything from the term “illegal alien” to “misgendering someone” to be elements of this thoughtcrime.
The left has been policing our language for a long time, because they know that short-circuiting discussion is a shortcut to political victory. Now they have convinced 51% of Americans that we must change the First Amendment to more fully hinder the right to free expression. That way lies the death of liberty and the end of the American experiment. Hopefully, this is just a blip of temporary madness that will soon pass.
But we’re not optimistic.