When should freedom of speech be eliminated?

When should freedom of speech be eliminated?

by: clase_de_2013

Freedom of speech is something that we value a lot. Sometimes, however, people use it to the extreme, hurting others in the process. Many people wonder whether or not it should be eliminated in certain situations.

When should freedom of speech be eliminated, and when should it remain in use? If you agree that the people in the following situations did something horribly wrong, and shouldn't be able to say such things, choose 'should be eliminated.' If not, choose 'should be upheld.'

  1. 1

    A person yells "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater, even though there was no fire.

  2. 2

    During a 9/11 memorial service, someone comments that the victims deserved to die.

  3. 3

    When wartime forces a military draft to be enacted, a person tries to convince young men to rip up their draft notices.

  4. 4

    A person publicly uses homophobic slurs against gay people.

  5. 5

    A lawyer tells the press the information that a client told him in confidence.

  6. 6

    A church group protests at military funerals.

  7. 7

    A disgruntled citizen threatens to shoot the president.

  8. 8

    A teenager makes hurtful (but true) statements about a "frenemy" via a webcast.

  9. 9

    A television station wants to feature curse words on its show, without having to bleep them out.

  10. 10

    A person makes a parody of the national anthem, poking fun at the country in the process.

  11. 11

    During a commercial, an advertiser tells lies about its product.

  12. 12

    An person tries to encite an angry crowd to start a riot.

  13. 13

    A teacher in a public school tells students that they should support a specific religion.

  14. 14

    A racist calls a black person a n*****.

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