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A few thoughts:

First, I don't care how hateful a word is, I think that everyone has a constitutionally protected right to say whatever they want to say.

Second, I agree that parents need to teach their children not to use hurtful words to describe people. I include all political, religious, social, and gender differences here. However, I also include teaching your children to ignore it when hateful or offensive speech is directed at them.

It seems to me if more parents were diligent about teaching BOTH of the above, we wouldn't have a need for "hate speech" legislation and everyone would have a real appreciation for freedom of speech, because it is a gem of a freedom.

In the words of Evelyn Beatrice Hall: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

StB.
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