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So What’s Wrong With Hate Speech Laws?

DrBarbara Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 1:50 PM
DCM, I was thinking the same thing. And whenever a Christian states an opinion about most anything, that is considered hate speech. So what I'm seeing and hearing is that it is now open season on Christians....from both sides of the arena. All that's missing now are the lions. Wonder when they will turned loose on us....or maybe they already have been.

Any serious discussion of “hate speech” laws should start with a consideration of George Orwell’s prophetic look into the future—specifically the book Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Recall that in Orwell’s book, Big Brother sought to control not only all thoughts but also to language used to form thoughts. To that end, he created the language of “Newspeak,” described as “the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year.”

In a separate essay, Orwell explained that Newspeak is closely based on English but has a greatly reduced and simplified vocabulary and grammar.

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