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The Free speech war. Hate speech and free speech combined

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The war on free speech is happening across the globe but why? Why would someone attack a fundamental right which has created the great societies that we have today? People have been bullied over the subject of free speech because they profess deep outrage and hurt feelings while demanding silence of their detractors. New laws have been introduced that strip people of the right of speaking any way they choose. But the right to speak comes with it the right to listen. Just like the angry street preacher on the corner proselytizing to anyone that will listen, we can ignore the worst offender while criticizing them in the same breath. Let's weigh the pros and cons of free speech and determine if it is important or not.