Introduce suing as the norm for hate speech punishment

Introduce suing as the norm for hate speech punishment

If one simply removes a hate speech preacher by deporting, arresting, or disappearing, their sudden absence leaves a martyr-like aura. The root source of funding funding it, if any, is also unexhausted and can send up new heads. So how about sue them instead, and continue to sue them while they continue to preach hate speech? When they lose a court case, the most civilised and well-defined and evidence-based of all fights, and as a consequence end up losing other peoples' money, they lose a lot more respect than they would if they disappeared. Let them preach, and let us sue.

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  • Gene Dalefield
    commented 2016-11-30 16:30:10 +1300
    Let them speak, then attempt to rationally dissuade them, then make sure they don’t get a megaphone (see Brian Tamaki, media feeding off the views). Honestly I have not read a single article on that subject (headlines are enough) because by consuming that media you are promoting that media.
    Finally in the long term look to promote a society of openness and acceptance where such divisions do not arise.
  • Gene Dalefield
    tagged this with dislike 2016-11-30 16:30:10 +1300
  • Nathan Rattray
    tagged this with dislike 2016-11-29 12:03:18 +1300
  • duncan cairncross
    commented 2016-11-27 16:39:21 +1300
    Bad idea! – using the courts to make people “pay” to speak is an appalling idea
  • duncan cairncross
    tagged this with dislike 2016-11-27 16:39:21 +1300
  • Alan Dawn
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-26 20:12:43 +1300
  • Lemon47 💊
    commented 2016-11-26 17:45:07 +1300
    Or we could not legislate speech
  • Lemon47 💊
    tagged this with dislike 2016-11-26 17:45:07 +1300
  • Robert Murray
    commented 2016-11-26 11:19:52 +1300
    I’m not sure that free speech and hate speech can co exist. If we believe in free speech we must allow people to preach hate, bigotry and sexism. Or are you advocating we only allow “correct” free speech that you (or Parliament) approve of.
  • Robert Murray
    tagged this with dislike 2016-11-26 11:19:52 +1300
  • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
    commented 2016-11-26 09:16:37 +1300
    Sounds like mob justice. I don’t like what I hear so I sue and encourage my friends, family and acquaintances to sue. Isn’t this going to lead to massive suppression of free speech as we sue each other for saying those things we don’t want to hear. I agree, we do not want extreme views that preach (or excuse) violence and the current system can create the odd bit of noise but generally, is there a problem?
  • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
    tagged this with dislike 2016-11-26 09:16:36 +1300
  • Andi Shen Liu
    published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-26 08:54:03 +1300