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Ari asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Do lefties agree with this quote from Noam Chomsky?

"If we don't believe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all" - Noam Chomsky

Update:

Even if it means hate speech is legal?

Update 2:

Lord Percy Wooster: LOL... study history. Your ignorance is showing. Clearly the right does NOT agree with what Hitler said:

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions." -- Adolf Hitler.

Update 3:

@ADW: Actually, you just proved you're the idiot. Name one instance where a right winger called for hate speech legislation.

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    I am a liberal and I believe that hate speech still falls under the umbrella of free speech. Those who want to restrict 1st amendment rights are not true liberals.

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  • 9 years ago

    Yes. That means that people that we don't like have the same right to freedom of speech as those we do like.

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    9 years ago

    Absolutely. I don't like 'hate speech' but I will defend the 1st amendment and their right to say something so utterly stupid and backwards.

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  • 9 years ago

    Yes. I think some people need to learn that criticism is part of that freedom of expression.

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  • 9 years ago

    Chomsky is a moonbat on high.We despise people for a reason.

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  • 9 years ago

    no but does the right agree with every thing hitler said?

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  • 9 years ago

    Of course. And it has nothing to do with whether people are "leftists" or not. You idiot

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  • 9 years ago

    Liberals do not agree with that at all. They only beleive in *ahem* expressing yourself when a Republican is President.

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