According to a Rasmussen Reports poll, almost 9 out of 10 Americans view freed of speech as being more important than political correctness.
Of those Americans, 73% say they would defend this freedom to their deaths.
What is stunning from this report is that just 8% think it’s most important to “make sure no one gets offended.” Crazy considering this ideology has taken over the western world!
85% of the people whom took part in this poll agreed that “giving people the right to free speech is more important than making sure no one is offended by what others say.”
Seventy-three percent (73%) agree with the famous line by the 18th century French author Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it.” Only 10% disagree with that statement, but 17% are undecided.
Among Americans who agree with Voltaire, 93% rate freedom of speech as more important than making sure no one is offended. That compares to just 69% of those who disagree with the French author’s maxim.
Yes and yes! Freedom of speech is crucial and if the PC d-bags don’t see the importance to that, wait until their speech is ‘regulated’.
This issue has been raised again due to clashes between opposing protesters. Most recently in Charlottesville and at President Trump’s rally in Phoenix. Each case resulted in injuries and arrests.
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Many Americans don’t believe true freedom of speech exists now, however. According to Rasmussen Reports, “Just 28% of Americans believe they have true freedom of speech today, and most think the country is too politically correct.”
There is rare partisan agreement on freedom of speech. Most Americans regardless of political affiliation agree that they would defend someone’s right to say something even if they don’t agree with it, although Democrats are slightly less sure than Republicans and those not affiliated with either major party. The majority across the political spectrum also agree that free speech is more important than making sure no one’s offended.
Generally speaking, most adults across the demographic board agree. Blacks (65%) are just slightly less likely than whites (75%) and other minorities (73%) to say they’d defend to the death someone’s right to free speech if they don’t agree with them.
Men are more supportive of the statement that women are.
Voters rate freedom of speech as even more important than other basic constitutional rights such as religious freedom, freedom of the press and the right to bear arms.
When it comes to college campuses, it is very evident what Americans feel on the topic. Rasmussen Reports found 44% of Americans believed, “there is less freedom of speech on U.S. college campuses today than there has been in the past. Nearly half (47%) also believe most college administrators and professors are more interested in getting students to agree with certain politically correct points of view rather than in a free exchange of ideas.”
In opposition, one in five think it is “better for owners of social media like Facebook and Twitter to regulate what is posted to make sure some people are not offended.”
Something we have to ask ourselves is if so many people view freedom of speech as an overruling factor to political correctness, how is it that such a small number of people can sent the tone for the western world?
It is quite absurd.