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[–] step 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The problem I have with laws restricting speech isn't so much that racists won't be able to spout their beliefs, but rather that you're giving the government too much power. If you start using the governing body to act as a gatekeeper for speech, then the people with influence can use it to their advantage (e.g. to jail dissenters to their opinions, rather than to jail truly harmful persons). Hate speech laws obviously don't necessitate "tyranny", but it's evident that they make it easier via precedence.