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Debate Score:13
Arguments:9
Total Votes:14
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Should we have Free Speech?

Yes

Side Score: 9
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No

Side Score: 4
2 points

No, freedom of speech is the cornerstone of a free republic. Without freedom of the press and speech, liberty will die.

Side: Yes
Cartman(18192) Disputed
1 point

The second amendment is the only reason the first amendment can exist :)

Free speech doesn't seem like such a big deal until you see someone in France get arrested for racism. So, free speech is good

Side: Yes
1 point

I forgot to get a quote here xD

Side: Yes
2 points

Why don't you say what you wanna say, and let the words pour out!

Side: Yes
1 point

We should, but we haven't, and we never will have. Even though most Western nations have created societies in which freedom of expression is as good as it gets there's still a long way to go before we can claim to have secured that state of utopia for all our citizens. What we have achieved so far is under threat from Islam.

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes, but I don't know if I should say what I'm thinking.------------------------------------

Side: Yes
2 points

Ironically "nothing is free" works here too.

We think we have the freedom to say whatever we want, express ourselves however we want, and just be ourselves, but as it turns out we can't so long as sensitive people exist....and they do.

Your freedom of speech is all well and good until it turns out it's deadly offensive to another person or a group of people. This cyber bullying thing, it's allegedly caused so many deaths because rude people were just using their freedom of speech online.

Even in your country you can't really say whatever the hell you want. If you know some military plans, you better damn well believe they will try to silence you, and if they don't sure use that freedom of speech, but watch what harm befalls your country, when your countries enemies realize the people are just walking around telling the military's secrets left and right. It'd be total chaos.

It already is total chaos. Our freedom of speech in America has caused some issues man. People crying and killing themselves over some people insulting them on facebook. Anti-america lunatics claiming to use their freedom of speech to boycott soldier's funerals claiming it's because America supports gays. Holy cow, this country is imploding, and we are to blame for it, trying to protect our pathetic rights that play no role in the grand scheme of things.

So do I think people should have the right to say whatever they want? hell, no! Shut the hell up, use that right.

Side: No
1 point

THERE SHOULD NOT BE TOTAL FREEDOM...AND THIS FREEDOM SHOULD BE CURTAILED IN VIEW OF PUBLIC ORDER AND MORALITY..LIKE PEOPLE CANNOT BE FREELY ALLOWED TO PROVOKE TERRORISM

Side: No

Free speech means tolerating people say things that they have no right to say. For example the Muslim people who are vocalizing their admiration for Jihadi John should not be allowed. Also racist, homophobic and sexist hate speech should not be tolerated.

Side: No