Free Speech and Hate Speech
Yonatan Zunger
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What I never understand about people who want the government to be more involved in every day life is that they never seem to think about what happens when someone they disagree with is elected president. Which is amazing given the current state of the presidency. So lets say the government makes a law that determines the difference between free speech and hate speech. Let’s say it was made under a president you agree with and all is right with the world. Now the evil fascist nazi president is elected somehow and he decides to change the law to say that saying negative things about him is now “hate speech”. This is why following the constitution is so important. It protect us against situation like this. As soon as you give the government the authority to control something they will use it to meet their own needs, and those needs may not be good for the citizens.

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