WaPo: No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment.

I keep hearing about a supposed “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment, or statements such as, “This isn’t free speech, it’s hate speech,” or “When does free speech stop and hate speech begin?” But there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment. Hateful ideas (whatever exactly that might mean) are just as protected under the First Amendment as other ideas. One is as free to condemn Islam — or Muslims, or Jews, or blacks, or whites, or illegal aliens, or native-born citizens — as one is to condemn capitalism or Socialism or Democrats or Republicans.

No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment – The Volokh Conspiracy

As usual, an excellent piece of writing by Eugene Volokh. Go read it and share it with your favorite Liberal friend who you know will ignore it.

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