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  •  Two specific dangers (3+ / 0-)
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    johnny wurster, denise b, T100R

    Suppose there had been hate speech laws during the 60s. They could have been used to shut down anyone who spoke angrily about white people. They would have been used that way.

    Another is that a tyrannical abusive cult could shut down media coverage of their victims by calling it anti-religious hate speech.

    John Stuart Mill covered this argument a long time ago.

    Anyone considering a dog for personal safety should treat that decision as seriously as they would buying a gun.

    by Dogs are fuzzy on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 10:56:50 AM PDT

    •  Sort of like Scientology tries to do now (2+ / 0-)
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      a tyrannical abusive cult could shut down media coverage of their victims by calling it anti-religious hate speech

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 12:41:10 PM PDT

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