Monday, November 3, 2008
Freedom of Speech
I agree with Derek Bok, the students were within their rights of the first amendment when they hung the flags and displayed the swastika. Although I do not believe they are right in the way they expressed themselves and offended others, hate speech should not be protected under the first amendment. There should be a way where one can express them self and not offend others of the school or surrounding community. Any type of hate speech shouldn't be tolerated on a college campus or anywhere! There are enough problems with today's society, and allowing people to 'openly hate' other people is wrong. This is a free country and you may say what you want, but you still have restrictions on what you can say.