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@OHMomof2 additionally discusses a left-wing professor's dismissal for...speech.
@roethlisburger Students and guest speakers are not employees, so students and guest speakers should be entitled to greater free speech protection than the faculty of a university.
@dadoftwingirls Rioting isn't protesting.
Scott Michelman, a senior attorney for the ACLU of the District of Columbia, said at a news conference that many of the people detained that day had nothing to do with the violence but were arrested out of “guilt by association” with the small group of agitators.
“It is clear to me that the Metropolitan police came out on Inauguration Day intent on teaching demonstrators a lesson and chilling political speech in the nation’s capital,”
The Department of Justice, in an unprecedented move, is trying to seize 1.3 million IP addresses of people who logged onto a website to read about Inauguration organizing. This is a direct encroachment on the First Amendment, by a government that wants to silence criticism, dissent, and protest.
Getting back to our hate speech-less utopia, we have the luxury of looking to an actual world full of hate speech prosecutions in the many nations that do not enjoy our broad free speech protections. For example, in Pakistan, people are arrested and sentenced to death for “blasphemy” for insulting Islam, while in Egypt, individuals are arrested for “debauchery” for waving rainbow flags at concerts. Then, there are the thirty Turkish journalists currently facing consecutive life sentences for their anti-government articles, as well as the Kyrgyz author imprisoned for “inciting hatred between religious groups” for publishing a book questioning God’s form.