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German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out against free speech this week, suggesting the government can and should regulate what people say to keep society free.

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"We have freedom of expression in our country," Merkel said. "For all those who claim that they can no longer express their opinion, I say this to them: If you express a pronounced opinion, you must live with the fact that you will be contradicted. Expressing an opinion does not come at zero cost."

"But freedom of expression has its limits," she continued. "Those limits begin where hatred is spread. They begin where the dignity of other people is violated. The house will and must oppose extreme speech. Otherwise our society will no longer be the free society that it was."

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Attacks free speech; tells countries they need to surrender their sovereignty to the EU; opens up borders; yep, that's globalist Merkel.

As they say in Germany: You can take Merkel out of communist East Germany, but you can't East Germany out of Merkel.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-01 08:51 AM | Reply

I doubt they say that.

Only you and a few other dinosaurs are still stuck in the 1950s.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-01 09:28 AM | Reply

Interesting that you guys are defending extremism and hate speech, things which are hardly unregulated under current law.

It's almost as if you guys have something you want to say but are afraid to say it.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-01 09:29 AM | Reply

Chancellor Angela Merkel was caught on an open microphone asking Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to curtail speech critical of "the wave of Syrian refugees entering Germany."

2nd worst German chancellor ever.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-01 09:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Interesting that you guys are defending extremism and hate speech, things which are hardly unregulated under current law.

It's almost as if you guys have something you want to say but are afraid to say it.

#3 | POSTED BY JPW

That's 100% ridiculous.

Free speech is free speech, period.

The answer to hate hate speech is ALWAYS the counter ideas that promote liberal and democratic values.

You, instead, want to shut down speech that you disagree with -- and that makes you a neoliberal with corporate/fascist and authoritarian tendencies.

#5 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-12-01 10:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

JPW says he agrees with this ....

They begin where the dignity of other people is violated.

But him and his fellow DRLefties commit this crime almost on a daily basis ....

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-01 10:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I just gave Pinch a Newsworthy...

...ain't that some s#!+

#7 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-01 01:22 PM | Reply

#7 Yeah me too.

Banning it just drives it underground and people right away think "If you want to know the truth, look at at what you are not allowed to see".

- yer Russian Asset and PedoPal, HeliumRat.

#8 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-12-01 02:16 PM | Reply

"speech that you disagree with"

Too narrow.
It's speech that the whole of civilized society disagrees with.
You disagree with it too, right?

Kiddie porn is speech. You want it free, or do you, instead, want to shut down speech that you disagree with?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-01 02:16 PM | Reply

Kiddie porn is speech?

What dangerous ideas are being expressed in kiddie porn?

I guess that means that snuff films must qualify as speech as well, no?

#10 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-01 02:24 PM | Reply

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Hey snoofy, that's class A evidence. Those are real children being raped. So stop making it.

"No borders, no wall, no USA at all. No pedo hate".

(AntiFa actually carried a sign saying "No Pedo Hate" in one of its marches. Yeah.)

#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-12-01 02:41 PM | Reply

#10 I know he's joking. You can't understand the 1st and say something like that. He does have a warped sense of humor though.

Now go make a credible death threat, snoofy. Or deliberately give a credible false alarm to cause a panic. Or slander the hell out of someone knowing the accusations are false.

#12 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-12-01 02:47 PM | Reply

You want it free, or do you, instead, want to shut down speech that you disagree with?
#9 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

I have no problem with it.... to each his own ....

For instance should we stop science because "civilized society disagrees with it"?

Scholar Calls Pedophilia 'An Unchangeable Sexual Orientation' that Should Be Accepted by Society
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If you shut him down, why get so upset when teachers question gay marriage?

In their "civilized" society they don't agree with it.

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-01 03:06 PM | Reply

And honestly even violating the First should never get what you said tossed down the memory hole - let it serve as an example. It should be enshrined as a monument to you, along with the replies :)

#14 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-12-01 03:43 PM | Reply

What dangerous ideas are being expressed in kiddie porn?
#10 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

I have no problem with it.... to each his own ....
#13 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Wow.

Just wow.

These are the people who flagged you "Newsworthy," Pinchaloaf.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-01 05:13 PM | Reply

You, instead, want to shut down speech that you disagree with -- and that makes you a neoliberal with corporate/fascist and authoritarian tendencies.

#5 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF

Go find your paper bag you hyperventilating ----.

She said nothing that isn't already the lay of the legal land.

Speech isn't without its limits already.

It's pathetic I even have to say that out loud to supposedly informed people.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-01 05:27 PM | Reply

But him and his fellow DRLefties commit this crime almost on a daily basis ....
#6 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Accurately assessing people as stupid isn't a violation of their dignity.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-01 05:28 PM | Reply

How do we reign in the insane ones online?

You know the type.

#18 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-12-01 06:02 PM | Reply

#16 They banned talking about the massive crime wave the rapefuges created. Cops get fired just for talking statistics. They call it "xenophobia" when you talk about 1000 sexual assaults in a single day.

Everybody knows what is going on. When four men rape a young girl and their defense is they didn't know what "No! Help me please stop!" and stuff like that means because they don't understand Swedish and say they thought she was just looking for sex because it was dark and escape justice because of that, that is racism.

The judge let them off because no culture is better than any other. You know, like how we can't criticize the Nazi's. Her life is destroyed forever. She's not going to recover from that. They laughed at her in court.

What a whore.

#19 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-12-01 06:30 PM | Reply

When four men rape a young girl and their defense is they didn't know what "No! Help me please stop!"

You know its falling apart when they have to start educating the immigrant men how to behave,

Norway Offers Migrants a Lesson in How to Treat Women
www.nytimes.com

I can't imagine why and immigrant should have to go, given there is nothing bad being reported... .

#20 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-01 07:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You know its falling apart when they have to start educating the immigrant men how to behave"

What's wrong with teaching the immigrants you want to assimilate how to act like natives?

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-02 03:09 PM | Reply

So I guess Trump as the senior ranking leader is the one who would get to decide which speech is free and which isn't here in the US?

#22 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-02 03:21 PM | Reply

No, the Supreme Court does that here in America.

You should visit us sometime, it's a nice country.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-02 03:40 PM | Reply

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