There is a lot of talk about introducing “hate crime” legislation with regard “acceptable” language on college campuses in America. Obviously, we’ve all seen the news regarding Courtney Lawton and her temper tantrum fit at UNL, but do we really want to jeopardize the 1st Amendment by starting to define what constitutes acceptable free speech? Is that a Pandora’s Box we’re willing to open for the perceived illusion of a “safe space”, which incidentally does not exist in the real world.
For rational adults, when it comes to someone voicing an opinion opposite of our own, it is quite simple. We listen or don’t listen. We comment or don’t comment. However, we respect the free speech of others. Their language may contain defamatory and explicit remarks, but who has the right to say what is morally acceptable language and what is not? Our founders understood that “inalienable rights” were granted by our creator and could not be subject to the restrictions of man. So why now, all of the sudden, do we want to limit the rights to free speech just because it doesn’t align with differing perspectives or hurts someone’s delicate feelings?
You see, in America – the land of the free and home of the brave, as it were, we hold dearly that Freedom of speech is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and it is our right to communicate our opinions and ideas to anyone, regardless of polarized differences. However, progressives try to restrict free speech by limiting it from: libel, slander, obscenity, sedition, hate speech, incitement, fighting words, right to privacy, public security, public order, public nuisance, and any other restrictive form they feel deracinates the institutional control they have infesting the natural order of human interaction. These limitations harm the principles of FREE SPEECH and we SHOULD NOT SUBSCRIBE to any actions that restrict a soul’s right to be heard – whether popular or unpopular, scorned or revered, everyone has the right to express the deepest and most heartfelt level of discourse that can be found in their souls – even if their souls are black and twisted.
The government has adopted the “offense principle” to expand the range of free speech and to prohibit forms of expression wherein they are considered offensive to society, special interest groups or individuals vis-à-vis religious offense, incitement to ethnic or racial groups, and any party claiming abuse, harm, or damage by the free words of others. IN ORDER TO PRESERVE OUR PRECIOUS INALIENABLE RIGHTS, WE CANNOT ACCEPT THESE LIMITATIONS, NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE RECOIL OR FEEL OFFENDED.
You see, Universal law dictates that everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference and that everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.
But, if I have to explain any of the aforementioned principles or patriotic subscriptions against the hindrance of liberty, then you are already too blind and cannot be saved; please move to North Korea because that form of tyranny better aligns with your values.
For the rest of America that hasn’t forgotten our fundamental principles, we negate and nullify any attempts to restrict our God-given rights defined within the document that formed our great nation and society… you know, the constitution!