Instigator / Pro
4
1470
rating
2
debates
0.0%
won
Topic

Hate speech should be legal

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
0
3
Sources points
2
2
Spelling and grammar points
1
1
Conduct points
1
1

With 1 vote and 3 points ahead, the winner is ...

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Publication date
Last update date
Category
Politics
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One week
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
30,000
Contender / Con
7
1525
rating
2
debates
100.0%
won
Description
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Round 1
Pro
Forfeited
Con
I will start by saying that I am not arguing in the context of U.S. law--my opponent has indicated in the comments he was happy to host the debate like this. I am arguing in a general sense.

I will hold all my arguments back until my opponent tenders his opening arguments, as he should have already done. However, I will state--for the sake of getting an argument on the board--that complete freedom of speech, that may encompass hate speech, in private conversation is not what I am arguing against. We all have a right to our opinions, no matter how socially unacceptable they may be. However, hate speech in the public realm can, and many times has, incited tensions and violence that result in the injury, displacement or even death of innocent people who are just trying to live their lives in peace. If your son or daughter was killed in a riot that was stirred up by a public preacher of hate would you defend the notion of total freedom of speech in public?

Hope my opponent is well, and all readers are too.

 
Round 2
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Waiting for my opponent's rebuttal/opening arguments. 
Round 3
Pro
Forfeited
Con
I hope my opponent and all readers are well.