The quote perfectly sums up the never-ending debate about freedom of speech and hate speech.It is a well-known fact that freedom of speech and expression belongs to the group of fundamental human rights of every person on this planet.After one thing, there always comes another and, eventually, the mankind would live in fear of saying anything.
Those who assume hate speech is not a freedom of speech, primarily, focus on the expression of a negative attitude towards certain people and ideas.
However, if we start banning people from expressing their beliefs, then what comes next?
Lately, we are witnessing the rising concerns about hate speech, is it protected by this basic human right or freedom of speech should have some limitations?
Given the fact that every individual is allowed to express thoughts and beliefs, banning the negative comments would, in fact, deny his or her basic rights i.e. Freedom of speech reinforces all other human rights, thus allowing society to develop and progress at a constant rate.
It comes as no wonder why insulting comments and expressing negative ideas are considered a threat to the humanity.
A lot of people are anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, anti-gay marriage, and so on.
But high school and college students are assigned complex topics.
They are rarely free to choose their own idea, so it makes the situation even more complicated.
Besides reinforcement of other human rights, free speech is also essential due to the ability to hear others and be heard at the same time.
We need to hear other people’s views as well as offering them our own opinions.