We Should Regulate Speech

aurorawatcherak brings up a great point!


Did I get your attention?

Here’s my thought. We all know that we have a right to free speech. The Constitution gives that to us. But speech can be dangerous. People get their feelings hurt and sometimes what people say are so rude that it incites mob violence. Well, the Founders thought that ability was important, so unless we amend the Constitution, we can’t regulate speech that takes place in person.

But … technology has changed. The Founders didn’t know the telephone would be invented and they certainly couldn’t have foreseen the Internet. Now I have the ability to piss people off thousands of miles away and millions of them at a time. Clearly, the Founders would have recognized this as dangerous and regulated it.

So, here is my thought! I think we should regulate the telephone and Internet. Yes, I know the telephone has been around for a while…

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