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  1. To make or distribute obscene materials.
    Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957)

oh, 1957, you so prudish! lol

This has been revisited multiple times since then and guess what? Free speech/expression DOES include this little bit here. Don't know if you noticed but there's a whole industry based on this that makes billions every year.

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Sign my petition to ban everything I disagree with!

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Don't see why everyone's "OMG FREE SPEECH IZ SACRED" when they're already limitations on it.

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Love and Hate are both side of the coin, you can't 100% love without any hate. To think the opposite is hypocrisy and we are full of hypocrites.

For example, if you really love your country then, sooner or later, you will start hating other countries (and foreigners).

However, there are a big difference between to "not to like something" and "grab guns and start killing people".

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EDIT: I just went to the webpage to see if there was any other information. The information that jumped out at me was the following: Total signatures on this petition: 2

Wow, just 2? That's an epic fail right there in itself.

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People should have free speech as long as they are not intending to use it to harm any human being.

Freedom of speech does not include the right:

[*]To incite actions that would harm others.

Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919).

[*]To make or distribute obscene materials.

Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957).

[*]To burn draft cards as an anti-war protest.

United States v. O

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What are you smocking?

Racism is a protected form of speech. You can't just ban it on a whim or nearly all other speech that you happen to dislike.

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The only way to effectively outlaw racism would be to destroy our right to free speech. As much as I feel we need to move past racim as a nation I would fight against the erosion of our freedom of speech, at all costs.

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Does this mean banning movies which talk about the issue of racism and depict racism and racist views?

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oh, 1957, you so prudish! lol

This has been revisited multiple times since then and guess what? Free speech/expression DOES include this little bit here. Don't know if you noticed but there's a whole industry based on this that makes billions every year.

The adult industry has skated by in that sense, much of it can be prosecuted actually. The state just has chosen not to enforce the laws.

I can tell you that much of the porn out there can be considered obscene. Especially websites that host and distribute pornography that

has no dialog. And especially websites/blogs that distribute pornography to which they have no rights to and no 2257 documentation on file

proving the age of the model and model releases/contracts

And what is obscene is decided by "community standards"

Which is why when you read about an obscenity trial you often see details like Company X shipped material to very conservative State X

In Florida for example, Lakeland is extremely conservative and does not allow even Playboy magazines to be distributed

there have been several cases tried there, and started there because its almost guaranteed residents would go against porn

Hence why many companies won't ship adult materials to certain zip codes

There's the famous 'Cambria list', named after its creator Paul Cambria that spells out what not to do in order to stay compliant with obscenity laws.

Theoretically anything that falls in the Cambria list can be prosecuted and get convictions on

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Does this mean banning movies which talk about the issue of racism and depict racism and racist views?

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Looks like it. "Ban any form of racism in the United States. For example signs, rallies, /snip, entertainment, and more."

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Lol ban racism. Let's ban freedom of thought too.

This is not like 60 years ago where Chinese people cannot enter certain parks, or Jewish people is exterminated from Germany. I think racial profiling is perfectly natural, whether it is right or wrong. Everyone has their own stereotypes that are true to certain extent, like all Jewish people are rich business people, Asians are good at math, black people run fast, etc.

And before you think I am a KKK member or something, I'm not. I'm Chinese, born in Hong Kong, and live in Canada. Just being objective and realistic here.

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Whilst I abhor racism I cannot support anything that restricts free speech, that particular cookie is under enough threat as it is

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Racism is a human trait, you can't ban it. Those who are racist will continue to practice their hatred, if the law forbids it there are plenty of ways to still do it. Which is exactly what happens already as the law forbids discrimination based on race.

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To get rid of racism, two things must happen:

- the propaganda and propagation of racism must stop. It's everywhere. It's engrained in culture (the children copy the actions, words, jokes of their parents). It's in the biology textbooks in schools when pupils study human classification (negroid, mongoloid, caucasian, etc). It's in the mass media when they report the criminal news ("a latino guy shot a black guy" instead of saying one human being killed another one). It's in the frigging cosmetics commercials when they advertise a new line of make-up for the ... asian skin tone.

- the sooner the people start to interact with the others - the more tolerant to each others' differences they will be...they'll actually come to realize there's none as we all want and need the same.

Sadly, it's part of human nature.

Racism is a human trait, you can't ban it.

I strongly disagree.

The human babies are not born racist - they learn about this concept from someone else as they grow up.

p.s. There's only one race - the human race.

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To get rid of racism, two things must happen:

- the propaganda and propagation of racism must stop. It's everywhere. It's engrained in culture (the children copy the actions, words, jokes of their parents). It's in the biology textbooks in schools when pupils study human classification (negroid, mongoloid, caucasian, etc). It's in the mass media when they report the criminal news ("a latino guy shot a black guy" instead of saying one human being killed another one). It's in the frigging cosmetics commercials when they advertise a new line of make-up for the ... asian skin tone.

- the sooner the people start to interact with the others - the more tolerant to each others' differences they will be...they'll actually come to realize there's none.

I strongly disagree.

The human babies are not born racist - they learn about this concept from someone else as they grow up.

p.s. There's only one race - the human race.

What he said, racism isn't something you are born with, You are born into it, rather inherited by your parents/guardians. It's their views that are brought upon you as you grow up.

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