THE ABSURD TIMES — STILL

Forty Percent of Millennials Favor Censorship of Offensive Speech By Government

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on November 23, 2015

A very depressing report. Remember flag-burning? Today it would be censored, I imagine.

JONATHAN TURLEY

Freedom_of_SpeechWe have long discussed the rapid decline of free speech protections in the West. I have long argued that the West appears to have fallen out of love with free speech, which is more often viewed as a rising scourge rather than a defining value in some countries. A recent poll of the Pew Research Center shows just how many people we have lost to those calling for greater censorship and criminalization of speech. It is not surprisingly more prevalent with younger age groups, though Democrats are almost twice as likely favor censorship that Republicans. The largest (and most alarming) group is the millennials — 40% of whom favor government censorship of speech offensive to minority groups.

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