“LIMIT ON FREE SPEECH”It is common how in our society there arefew people who are against of what another believes on. The standard way ofthinking about the free speech has it that brings out an individual expressioninto words. Malcolm X was able to develop the concept of race, politics afterspending time in prison because he was so frustrated that he could not expresshis ideas. It is not wrong to express feelings of something but to an extent.Free speech should be limited for some categories which includes religion, andhate because these two major aspects brings up negative conflicts in oursociety.
Limitation on free speech is a good way tospread peace in the world. Why is that? The limit on it is important becausejust one little thought of someone can develop tension between one person tothe whole community. For example, when we indicate on something which theybelieve it should not be done the it is happening so they try to convey othersby giving their opinion. Of course it is not wrong but it can still get theother person offended. Those who express their thoughts on someone’s religionand force others to obey them on them believes is definitely not acceptable. Freespeech is not about hurting others it is about the right which everyonedeserves.
Speak up for what one feels about something. Now a day’s people have taken free speechas a machine where they can say whatever they want and try to make others toact on it. This acts bring hate in between because it is building up violence.I believe on free speech being limited because without limitation it will makepeople to hate each other.
If this happens it will be a disaster for the wholewide world. The author Jonathan Turley writes, “In British, for instance, a15-years-old girls was arrested two years for burning a Koran.” (160). Notknowing the religion of someone and trying to look intelligent and burning someone’sreligions holy book is illegal. There should be serious act on these kind ofsituation because going this extreme is not acceptable.
When we look at the west side of the worldwe see the freedom. But does that freedom is getting good care of? Freedom inwestern world is now considered as anyone can do or say anything and not getcaught off. Free speech is dying in western world because still there are bunchof stereotypes people who only care about them believes and if someone disagreewith them they mark them down as a racist. Turley states, “… hate speech ispresumably protected under the First Amendment.
” (161). I disagree with thisidea of Turley because even when we have the first Amendment with us but somepeople still get hurt by others harsh words and thoughts.If anyone see a black man for example theywould see him as a gang member because of his skin color. Instead of greetinghim some stereotypes will try to stay away from the man. In the other hand ifsomeone sees a Muslim girl in hijab or a Muslim boy with the taqiyah1, they will instantly thinkof them as a terrorist. Why? Because this is how everyone’s minds have beenwashed.
We have spread enough of the negativity in our society where we do notthink out of the box. Turley also states, “Many Westerncountries have extended such laws to public statements deemed insulting orderogatory to any group, race or gender.” (162). It is good how some countrieshave made these disrespectful and hatred acts into action, because all theselittle things cause problems. They should not be judging others by their raceor ethnicity because it represents their thinking the mind set they keep. Therefore, there are alwaystwo kinds of people in every society good and bad, but majority of goods arealways less because mostly people have negativity in their thoughts which ruinsthe whole society. Author Thane Rosenbaum claims, “Many more countries haveoutlawed Holocaust denial.
” (173). This act brings the change in our societybecause the discrimination in the past time was a lot bad then today. Now aday, everyone has double standards; by saying double standards means that theyjudge others, but when it comes when other person makes a negative commentabout them, it offense them. Free speech is just left with the word free speechbecause it is hard to admit someone else’s thought.
It is hard to see otherstalking bad about something really means to us and we cannot react to it. Limitation is important whenit comes to free speech because it can destroy relations between in fewseconds. No one has a right to offend anyone one by judging them from theirrace or religion. However, restriction can bring peace in our society and itwill make everyone to have respect for one another. So not but least it isbetter to be united rather than fighting for aspects which only develop hate.Let’s start this new journey of love together and make the world be peacefulagain.
Work citiedTurley,Jonathan. Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech.Pearson Education, 2016.
Rosenbaum,Thane. Should Neo-Nazi Be Allowed Free Speech. Pearson Education, 2016.1 Taqiyahis the Arabic word for a Muslim cap used in Saudi Arabia.