However — Crowds spurred by hate speech CAN carry out hateful and dangerous acts.
Let them try. If they run afoul of the law, then intervene.
That is why an absolutist position of “anything goes” free speech is actually counter to freedom and tolerance.
I’ll have to disagree.
The slippery slope of limiting speech by censorship is far less dangerous than the overall limitations of a dictatorship.
Essentially, that formulation amounts to “to prevent a dictatorship, we must become a dictatorship.”
Doesn’t work for me.