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51% of Americans want to change the First Amendment: People want JAIL TIME for hate speech

Majority of Americans want to change the First Amendment: Study found that people want JAIL TIME for hate speech as they call for updates to 200 year old law 'to reflect cultural norms of today'

A new poll found that Americans prefer for the First Amendment to be rewritten to reflect the current climate, wanting to crack down on 'hate speech' and press that publishes content that is 'biased, inflammatory, or false.' 

The study, conducted by the Campaign for Free Speech, found that some 51 percent of Americans believe that the amendment - first adopted in 1791 - 'should be updated to reflect the cultural norms of today.'   

  • The study found that some 51 percent of Americans believe that the amendment - first adopted in 1791 - 'should be updated to reflect the cultural norms of today'
  • It was conducted by the Campaign for Free Speech who claimed the findings 'indicate free speech is under more threat than previously believed'
  • As far as punishment for hate crimes, some 54 percent of those Americans surveyed found that they would prefer 'possible jail time' 
  • 57 percent felt that the government should take action against newspapers and TV stations that publish content that is 'biased, inflammatory or false'
  • 54 percent of respondents felt like consequence for media personnel should be nothing more than a ticket 
  • Some 49 percent felt 'Facebook should monitor and restrict offensive speech and views' 
  • According to Bob Lystad, executive director of the Campaign For Free Speech, the findings are 'frankly extraordinary'  

Head on over to their website and share your thoughts while the First Amendment still exists: Contact Campaign For Free Speech

Read the full article on The Daily Mail.

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