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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:43 AM

40. As a nation, we should draw a line at for-profit hate speech

There have been plenty of debates on DU about first amendment rights, free speech and hate speech. A few of those debates have been started by me. We ALL support the current level of free speech enjoyed by Americans. But at the same time, we have to consider the undeniable fact that well-financed and organized "hate speech" is not only extremely damaging and dangerous to us all, it is also one of the ultimately "useful" tools of those who seek to manipulate and control large segments of our population, and not for altruistic reasons. We can ALL enjoy our current level of free speech -- including the right to spew out our own little vindictive and often-times justified hate speech -- but draw a line at organized and for-profit hate speech. Our nation and our world -- and our armed services -- would be significantly better off if we could just shut down all the dedicated for-profit haters who hide behind the first amendment to spread their brands of hate -- and we could do it without inhibiting any individual's right of free speech, except the "right" to make money doing it. I hope that day will soon come.

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