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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 month ago

Because of free speech in the United States can you legally talk about whatever you want without being arrested?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    The 1st Amendment protects our right to freedom of speech.  However, it doesn't cover using it for incitement to public disorder.  So if it weren't for executive privilege, Trump would be in jail.  

    Also, if people knowingly use their speech for harassment, or threats they can get into trouble for that.  

  • james
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No in the U.S. so much as speaking to a cop. Even polite gets you beat & framed,maybe murdered for speaking to it. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Go right ahead so you can legally get put in jail.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It's the FIRST AMENDMENT because it's the most important; as soon as free speech is gone you are irretrievably headed to a totalitarian fascist state where you have no right to criticize those who may abuse or kill you or your family. 

    Only idiots want to give this right away for safe spaces, because they believe the gubmit will never turn into what every other government has turned into once it was beyond the reach of criticism.  The bolsheviks murdered over 100 million and it all started with censorship and disarmament.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.  You cannot legally talk about whatever you want without being arrested.

    It depends on where and what you say.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Yes, some types of "free speech" can be regulated as to "time and place", but not generally as to content (provided it's not a criminal threat, false alarm, or other incitement of violence).

  • 1 month ago

    No. For example, you can not legally say at an airport you have a bomb and want to hijack the plane. You can't send death threats to someone.

    Thankfully simple hate speech is not illegal in the US yet, nor should be anywhere. I have every right to dislike f*gs and kikes and speak out against them, because the holy book of the religion I follow requires me to to do so and plus they hate me simply for not being them. 

  • 1 month ago

    Men fought and died for our right to free speech in America! That's all I have to say.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, that is the entire point.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Unprotected Speech categories-

    Obscenity, Fighting words, Defamation (including libel and slander), Child pornography, Perjury, Blackmail,  Incitement to imminent lawless action, True threats, Solicitations to commit crimes

    And also rulings about time and place have been applied.

    Students are limited as a learning environment takes precedence.

    Protests at a funeral were ruled inappropriate.

    Arrest is about criminal laws, and money lawsuits about civil disputes.

    Particular criminal laws are at Federal and State level in the USA.

    I believe the protection of free speech in the USA is stronger than in the UK.

    Speech is also signs, artwork, clothing, and symbolism in the USA.

    For example, you can't discuss killing somebody in a serious discussion.

    You can't threaten to tell someone's secret unless they pay you money.

    You can't be arrested for a false bad review of a restaurant, but you can be sued in court for money if it is a lie.

  • 1 month ago

    You can discuss any subject without fear of arrest. There are limits, of course, because sometimes words can cause chaos, such as the classic example of yelling FIRE in a crowded theatre. Some people think that what they call hate speech should not be included in free speech, but that will never happen, imo.

    • Nuff Sed
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      4 weeks agoReport

      Perhaps you meant FALSELY yelling fire in a crowded theatre.

  • 1 month ago

    With some reservations, but yeah. The idea is free speech is speech. When it turns into something else, like inciting a riot, it can get "iffy".

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