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Should Governments Ever Limit Free Speech?
People using hate speech does not further social progress and it serves no purpose but to offend.
Hate speech can harm people.
Hate speech not only harms people, but violates their rights and dignity, which in accordance is the base point of this debate.
Without the ability to publicly voice hate speech it can not be publicly discredited.
Not every form of criticism should be considered as "hate speech", because it will lead to an infinite conflict, which no one can resolve, because his opinion on the matter will be considered as "hate speech".
Hate speech is such an ambiguous term that it can be used to censor legitimate discussions that need to be held.
"To offend" is not necessarily an invalid purpose. For instance, one might speak out against tyranny or racism, which would be offensive to tyrants or racists. To offend such people is a valid purpose.