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1932, 23 Nov 15

Growing Number Approve of Government Suppression of Speech

This is a very, very sad and distressing revelation.

Four-in-ten Millennials say the government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups, while 58% said such speech is OK.

Even though a larger share of Millennials favor allowing offensive speech against minorities, the 40% who oppose it is striking given that only around a quarter of Gen Xers (27%) and Boomers (24%) and roughly one-in-ten Silents (12%) say the government should be able to prevent such speech.

Frankly, I’m ashamed of my generation (Gen X) too. What is clear is that there is growing support for government speech restrictions. I find this kind of talk offensive. I wish the government would prevent people from expressing such views.


1932, 23 November 2015


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I blame the offensive liberal religion for this.

    We need to ban those that are perpetually offended.

  2. old baldy


    There is no “liberal religion”. You can’t prove that or provide any supporting evidence any more than you can prove your sky fairy.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Does the term “liberal religion” offend you? Would you like it banned?

  4. oldbaldy


    No, it doesn’t offend me. Nothing you say could do that, as being offended by petty comments was drilled out of me in basic training. But what amazes me is how you continue to use the term, as if your continued use of a nonsense term will make it true. Hitler did the same with “jewish race”.

  5. Mark Maley

    This worry is misplaced in a country
    Where corporations are people and
    Money is free speech .

    Those facts remind me of the real Golden Rule

    ” Give me the gold
    And you can make the rules”

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