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I agree. Think of how much people are already quick to call the police for non-issues that they do not personally agree with, which can potentially restrict others or attempt to intimidate them out of normal, acceptable behavior, then blow that up by orders of magnitude if such 'hate speech' restrictions were put in place.
Optimal society is everyone is held accountable for what they say.
First, I agree--however, we diverge as to how that accountability should manifest.
Second, if someone says "Trump is a pathetic loser, and needs to be stopped. I hate him!"--should that be a criminal offense? What if the word "Trump" was replaced with some other person or group? Would that make a difference?
I asked you if 'hate speech' should be a jailable offense, and you stated "if you do not have anything nice to say, word it appropriately"--or else, presumably. Then, BLM clearly has a lot of 'not nice' things to say or even fundamentally based around a hatred of the police force. Does that then mean they should be held to the rule you proposed? If not, why?
MathFan, only someone of your impossibly defective cerebral capacity would even contemplate using a knife as a weapon in a country where guns are legal.
First of all, knives are used extremely frequently in muggings, street attacks, etc.
Second, knives are the most lethal weapon inside of a 10-15 ft (or even 20+ft.) range. Special Operators in the Military, SWAT officers, correctional officers, etc. will & do tell you that constantly.
Here, this is an elite Special Forces soldier discussing how lethal a solid knife in close range--as well as exactly why you would want to get far away from it (outside its most lethal range) and use a projectile weapon (i.e. gun) to neutralize the threat.
Hence, your argument rests upon two fallacies, and from that a foreigner has deduced that America should disarm itself--based on your trivially false impression of how violence works. Not very convincing in my eyes.
You think the world is ready for 30 and 10 year old's to be erotic with each other? Or, intentionally drugging others in order to have sex--very often?
Can you elaborate on that some more please? I am not sure we are on the same page, at all. In fact, it seems we are reading entirely separate books.