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Censoring Language as Offensive Violates the Constitution

American Thinker
By Michael Bargo, Jr. | 3 November 2016
 
The concept that language and actions should be censored or banned outright by public schools and public spaces because some persons may be offended violates the U.S. Constitution in many ways.

One, the most obvious one, is that it allows a tiny group of people to say they are offended and thereby censor the language of others. The First Amendment does not say that the freedom of speech can be infringed by somebody claiming to be offended by the exercise of someone else’s speech. This standard of personal feeling is not written anywhere into any right protected by the Constitution. Feelings are not relevant — they simply are not mentioned as variables that influence legislation. If they were, people should have the power to shut down government regulations because they were offended by them. But, curiously, those who promote using the concept of personal offense never speak of limiting government, only limiting the people.

Evidence of this is that we are told no matter how many people are offended by government mandates or Supreme Court decisions, such as same-sex marriage, the fact that people are offended doesn’t have any standing when standing in the way of the rights of others being expanded. The people can’t influence government on the basis of being personally offended, only government bureaucrats can use this strategy.

This leads into the second important Constitutional issue regarding the offensive language standard: the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment says that no state can pass a law that denies anyone equal protection. This means that a tiny group of people cannot have a right to censor language as offensive, and no one else. So far no one has explained, in constitutional terms; why one person, who claims to be offended, has the right to shut down the speech, clothing, or legal actions of everyone else.
 
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#BlackLivesMatter | Activists Censor Milo Yiannopoulos at DePaul

Muslims Showing Tolerance and Compassion While Tirelessly Contributing to World Peace Pt.57

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Pakistan among least tolerant of homosexuality globally: Survey

14 June 2013
A new survey by the Pew Research Center has found that Pakistan is among the least tolerant countries out of 39 surveyed, when it comes to homosexuality.
The global survey found that “there is broad acceptance of homosexuality in North America, the European Union, and much of Latin America. However, rejection of homosexuality is equally widespread in predominantly Muslim nations and in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in parts of Asia and in Russia.”

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Muslims Showing Tolerance and Compassion While Tirelessly Contributing to World Peace Pt.56

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Boston University Caves to Islamic Supremacist Demands

February 14, 2014
I work at a university library in Boston, Mass., and books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System, not by title or “importance”. Muslim students (most of them from abroad) told administrators that they were offended because the Koran wasn’t given a place of honor on a top shelf, as dictated by Islamic law and custom.
Library staff were then ordered to shift entire sections of books in the stacks so that the Koran could be “honored” appropriately.

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Muslims Showing Tolerance and Compassion While Tirelessly Contributing to World Peace Pt.55

Why do Gays ignore hostility from Muslims?

3 May 2010
The growth of Islam in Europe has consequences for gay men. But you wouldn’t know it from a cursory perusal of the issues which preoccupy at any one time what is known as the “gay community”. Civil partnerships, gay adoption or problems with Christian bed-and-breakfast owners and the allegedly latent homophobia of the Conservatives are all up there on the list. But, with a few honorable exceptions, such as the consistently principled activist Peter Tatchell, few voices are raised about the possible future problems for gay men in a rapidly changing demographic landscape.

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#SJW | More Whining from SJWs about Microaggressions, White Privilege, Safe Spaces, and etc.

offended-youre-a-pussyNC State: Calling America ‘A Land Of Opportunity’ Is A Microaggression
A “microaggression tool” published by North Carolina State University’s faculty ombuds informs the school’s employees that phrases such as “America is a land of opportunity” or “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” are “microaggressions” and shouldn’t be used.
 
 
going-to-stay-this-color-the-jerkThe Very Existence Of White People Is A Microaggression
Black people can’t be racist against white people, because duh. White people are inherently racist against black people, for reasons that go without saying.
We all know these things to be true. Look into your heart (if you’re not a conservative and actually have one) and you can’t deny your intrinsic guilt or innocence, depending on what you see in the mirror. But it took our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in academia to prove it’s true, using capital-S Science.
 
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Epic Smackdowns | SJWs Getting Owned PT 3

SJWs OWNED COMPILATION #3 features Ben Shapiro, Trey Gowdy & Milton Freidman
 

John Cleese, Christopher Hitchens, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Douglas Murray, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker,Ray Barry talk about political correctness
 

 
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Sweden’s Holy War on Children’s Books —

Sweden’s Holy War on Children’s Books, Gatestone Institute, Judith Bergman, May 21, 2016 ♦ Taken to its extremes, the urge to cleanse a culture of elements that do not live up to the politically correct orthodoxy currently in political vogue unsettlingly echoes the Taliban and ISIS credos of destroying everything that does not accord with their […]

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The Totalitarian Doctrine of ‘Social Justice Warriors’

From Observer
By Cathy Young • 02/02/16 10:00am

Much of SJW’s passion goes into speech and culture policing directed at victimless crimes that violate their moral taboos

COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 9: Jonathan Butler (c), a University of Missouri grad student who did a 7 day hunger strike listens during a forum speaking to students on the campus of University of Missouri - Columbia on November 9, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. Students celebrate the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe amid allegations of racism. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
Protests at the University of Missouri forced several school officials to resign over allegations of racism and discrimination, largely based around allegations made by student government leader Peyton Head. (Photo: Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
 
The modern social justice movement, or the new “political correctness,” vaulted into the spotlight last year.  Student protests swept across campuses with demands often focused on purging thoughtcrime—leading to heated debates on whether this movement is a dangerous pseudo-progressive authoritarianism or a long-overdue effort to achieve justice for all. A year-in-review piece in The Daily Dot in late December proclaimed 2015 “the year of the social justice warrior.”

The Daily Dot author, graduate student and political columnist Michael Rosa, hailed this trend and urged liberals to “embrace the term.” Yet the accomplishments he invoked are, as the social justice crowd likes to say, problematic. His Exhibit A, the legalization of same-sex marriage, actually had very little to do with the current social justice movement; it was the result of two decades of very different, pragmatic activism that focused on a clear goal—the legal right to marry—and stressed equality, not gay identity. And #BlackLivesMatter, also a movement with a specific focus—police violence toward African-Americans—has been arguably hurt, not helped, by PC dogma that suppresses discussion of thorny issues such as black-on-black crime and attacks “insensitive” dissenting speech (Amherst protesters demanded disciplinary action against students who had put up “All Lives Matter” posters).
 
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