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So i read this crap and I think thank god I live in america, The U.K. sucks a big one..

Quote:Should the 'Y' word be banned? Crackdown on sports fans sparks UK debate

David Klein / Cal Sport Media via AP Images
A Tottenham Hotspur fan holds an Israeli flag during a Europa League match at the club's White Hart Lane stadium in November 2012. The team has many Jewish fans but the use of the word "Yid" by some of the team's supporters has sparked controversy in Britain.

By Henry Austin, NBC News contributor
LONDON -- Sports fans who call themselves the "Yid Army" have been warned they face potential criminal prosecution amid a crackdown by soccer chiefs that has triggered debate in Britain about whether the so-called "Y" word is acceptable........“Hate speech should be prosecuted –- but only when it’s motivated by hate,” he said.

I'm thinking these morons still don't get the idea of freedom of speech and why it's a god given right.

I'm happy I live in america where people have the right to say what they want. I move on to the next article..

That highlights these morons advocating for the same type of non-sense..

Quote:Journalism prof placed on leave after anti-NRA tweet
Roxana Hegeman The Associated Press

This photo provided by the University of Kansas shows professor David Guth , who has been placed on leave because of a tweet he published after this w...
Chuck France / University of Kansas / AP
David Guth
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A University of Kansas journalism professor was placed on indefinite administrative leave Friday for a tweet he wrote about the Navy Yard shootings which said, "blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters."

David W. Guth, an associate professor of journalism, made the comment on Twitter after Monday's shootings in Washington, D.C., in which 13 people died, including the gunman. The tweet didn't attract much attention until Campus posted a story Thursday, sparking a social media backlash that's spilled over into some state lawmakers calling for his dismissal.................NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam added Friday: "This is hate speech. It is disgusting and deplorable. It has no place in our society." ........
You are absolutely correct--- there is no sense of a nearly-absolute freedom of speech in the UK, or in the rest of the world for that matter, as there is here.

Indeed, there is a sort of a "ban" culture over there, one that simply says it's okay to ban something if the majority doesn't like it. Witness that kiddie beauty pageants were recently banned in France. Reprehensible as they are, that's unlikely to happen in the US.

The other fundamentally different notion is that the state (or the king) grants and revokes rights. The whole "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights" is a distinctly American one.

That is why they think our 2nd Amendment is so silly: "Guns are awful, just ban them, they say."

Unfortunately, it seems as if many Americans don't have the sort of wisdom that our Founding Fathers did, in understanding that liberty and freedom have their down-sides, but that, on balance, they're better than the sort of tyranny that says that if you don't like what someone says or does, it's just fine to pass a law against it.
gascolator, proud to be a member of since Nov 2012.
Arent there much larger problems in the world to deal with? Our .gov should stop trying to be like Europe and leave our rights alone and deal with things like the economy and terrorism rather than trying to emulate Europe by doing ridiculous things like this article mentions. I know this article is about our country but where will they draw the line over there?
das, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.

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